INFO801 – Project Management for Information Technology

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Module code
INFO801
Module title
Project Management for Information Technology
Prescription
Students will examine and evaluate the processes of project management with particular reference to Information Technology projects.
Programmes
  • BI1702
  • BI1703
  • BI1704
  • IT1101
  • IT7000
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
48
Self directed hours
102
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Analyse and critique the major areas of project management and the role of leadership
2. Evaluate project management methodologies and recommend an appropriate project
management methodology in relation to a specific project
3. Diagnose reasons for success and failure in information technology projects with reference
to accepted project management methodologies
Content
- Stages of project management (initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling,
closing)
- Project management methodologies (including PMBOK, Prince and agile development)
- Estimation, scheduling, metrics
- Risk management and change management
Assessment Criteria
Overall weighted average of 50 in the assessments.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Teaching and learning methods will involve theoretical and practical classes which may include but not limited to lectures, class discussions, tutorials, reflective exercises, case studies, simulations, computer laboratory work, group activities, face-to-face and online activities.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Wintec Learning Management Systems, Computer Laboratory.
Required Textbooks
An extended reference list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the module which will be updated as required.