School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Principles of Project Management
  • Unit Code

    CSI6219
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    1
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

This unit provides a practical introduction to the principles of project management in an information technology context.The unit covers project definition, planning, execution, management and control, and implementation. Topics include quality, issue and risk management, project scope management, development strategies and methodologies relating to the software development life cycle, creating and managing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), project management software, team and organisational management issues in software development projects and communications.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5113

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of cross cultural and indigenous issues in a project management context.
  2. Implement a project administration framework for a substantial project
  3. Manage and control issues associated with complex information systems projects.
  4. Manage the software development life-cycle of substantial information systems projects.
  5. Plan detailed project documents for an information systems project to meet strategic and operational objectives based on an appropriate software development life cycle strategy.
  6. Reflect on organisational and team dynamics and issues within substantial information systems projects.

Unit Content

  1. Dealing with clients and stakeholders: managing change, building and managing project teams, managing conflict.
  2. History and development of project management as a discipline: basic principles, the project life-cycle, project management terminology.
  3. Introduction to Software Engineering: concepts relating to the software development cycle.
  4. Post project reviews and evaluation using internationally recognised IT management standards.
  5. Project administration: tracking and monitoring, reporting project progress and outcomes, presentations.
  6. Project adoption (includes project initiation), project implementation, project integration and project termination, communicating project objectives.
  7. Project initiation: strategic and operational planning frameworks, establishing project goals and objectives, deliverables, process models.
  8. Project management tools and techniques, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, project management software.
  9. Project planning: scoping, resourcing, costing, scheduling, presentation.
  10. Quality, risk and issue management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team based discussions.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentWeekly cumulative assessable exercises20%
ReportMajor Team Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentWeekly cumulative assessable exercises20%
ReportMajor Team Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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School: Science

This unit information may be updated and amended immediately prior to semester. To ensure you have the correct outline, please check it again at the beginning of semester.

  • Unit Title

    Principles of Project Management
  • Unit Code

    CSI6219
  • Year

    2017
  • Enrolment Period

    2
  • Version

    1
  • Credit Points

    20
  • Full Year Unit

    N
  • Mode of Delivery

    On Campus
    Online
  • Unit Co-ordinator

    Mr David Michael COOK

Description

This unit provides a practical introduction to the principles of project management in an information technology context.The unit covers project definition, planning, execution, management and control, and implementation. Topics include quality, issue and risk management, project scope management, development strategies and methodologies relating to the software development life cycle, creating and managing a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), project management software, team and organisational management issues in software development projects and communications.

Equivalent Rule

Unit was previously coded CSI5113

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of cross cultural and indigenous issues in a project management context.
  2. Implement a project administration framework for a substantial project
  3. Manage and control issues associated with complex information systems projects.
  4. Manage the software development life-cycle of substantial information systems projects.
  5. Plan detailed project documents for an information systems project to meet strategic and operational objectives based on an appropriate software development life cycle strategy.
  6. Reflect on organisational and team dynamics and issues within substantial information systems projects.

Unit Content

  1. Dealing with clients and stakeholders: managing change, building and managing project teams, managing conflict.
  2. History and development of project management as a discipline: basic principles, the project life-cycle, project management terminology.
  3. Introduction to Software Engineering: concepts relating to the software development cycle.
  4. Post project reviews and evaluation using internationally recognised IT management standards.
  5. Project administration: tracking and monitoring, reporting project progress and outcomes, presentations.
  6. Project adoption (includes project initiation), project implementation, project integration and project termination, communicating project objectives.
  7. Project initiation: strategic and operational planning frameworks, establishing project goals and objectives, deliverables, process models.
  8. Project management tools and techniques, work breakdown structures, Gantt charts, project management software.
  9. Project planning: scoping, resourcing, costing, scheduling, presentation.
  10. Quality, risk and issue management.

Teaching and Learning Processes

Lectures, workshops, guest speakers and team based discussions.

Assessment

GS1 GRADING SCHEMA 1 Used for standard coursework units

Students please note: The marks and grades received by students on assessments may be subject to further moderation. All marks and grades are to be considered provisional until endorsed by the relevant Board of Examiners.

ON CAMPUS
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentWeekly cumulative assessable exercises20%
ReportMajor Team Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%
ONLINE
TypeDescriptionValue
AssignmentWeekly cumulative assessable exercises20%
ReportMajor Team Report30%
ExaminationEnd of Semester Examination50%

Core Reading(s)

  • Schwalbe, K. (2014). Information technology project management. (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Course Technology Cengage Learning.

Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)

For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.

Academic Misconduct

Edith Cowan University has firm rules governing academic misconduct and there are substantial penalties that can be applied to students who are found in breach of these rules. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to:

  • plagiarism;
  • unauthorised collaboration;
  • cheating in examinations;
  • theft of other students’ work;

Additionally, any material submitted for assessment purposes must be work that has not been submitted previously, by any person, for any other unit at ECU or elsewhere.

The ECU rules and policies governing all academic activities, including misconduct, can be accessed through the ECU website.

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