CT5022: Project Management

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CT5022: Project Management

Module Title Project Management
Module Code CT5022
Module Tutor Billy McQueer
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description Project management introduces students to managing computer systems projects from the perspective of effectively meeting client requirements within the constraints of time, cost and quality.
Indicative Syllabus The need for software development projects to be successful is increasingly important as software systems become more complex and organizations become ever more dependent on their software systems. As product life cycles get shorter it is becoming harder to meet a client’s requirements and deliver new software systems within the constraints of time, cost and quality. This module explores the management of software projects including project management method, life cycle, various management issues such as users, suppliers, development team management and stage management, document and communication management, change and risk management and quality review/control and contract management.
Learning Outcomes A student passing this module should be able to:
  1. Discuss the scope of project management and be able to evaluate appropriate project management packages and examine a number of planning and estimation methods,
  2. Compare and contrast project staff motivation techniques,
  3. Appreciate management issues involved in running a software project and suggest how some of the problems arising may be overcome,
  4. Analyse real projects to establish the underlying causes of success or failure.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 24
Independent Learning Hours: 126
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, standard written: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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