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

1. Discuss the project management knowledge areas and how they fit in to the project management phases;

2. Compare and contrast various project management tools and techniques that support information systems projects;

3. Evaluate technologies that can aid in managing information software projects;

4. Appreciate management issues involved in running a software project and suggest how some of the problems arising may be overcome;

5. 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: 2500 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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