ITPD802 – Project Management for Informatics

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Module code
Module title
Project Management for Informatics
This module examines the processes of project management, with particular reference to Informatics projects.
  • IT1101
NZQA Level
Level 8
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Based
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this module students will be able to:

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 Informatics projects with reference to accepted project management methodologies

4. Evaluate metrics to analyse project profitability
- Gathering, analysing and presenting data, drawing conclusions from data
- Stages of project management (initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, closing)
- Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
- Project management methodologies (including Prince and agile development)
- Risk management
- Change management
- Initiation metrics
- Monitoring and controlling metrics
Learning and Teaching Resource
Teaching methods will involve theoretical and practical classes, which may include but are not limited to lectures, tutorials, computer laboratory work, group activities and assignments.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
An extended reading list will be supplied by the lecturer at commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.