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Module Code - Title:

CS4457 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PRACTICE

Year Last Offered:

2021/2

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

1

Tutorial

1

Other

0

Private

6

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

To examine the processes by which the development of computer-based information systems are managed, and the considerations needed for successful implementation of such systems.

Syllabus:

Why management of IS projects can be the deciding factor for success or failure; responsibilities for managing medium to large-scale information systems development projects; from project initiation to systems implementation; the tools and techniques applicable to planning, monitoring and controlling a project.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

1. Outline the best practices in project management. 2. Describe characteristics of projects and the constraints that need to be managed using project management techniques. 3. Develop project charters, preliminary scope statements and project management plans. 4. Develop work breakdown structures. 5. Develop work schedules and optimise them using the critical path method. 6. Build project budgets and control them using Earned Value method analysis.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

1. Discuss the criticality of issues such as integrated change management and risk management. 2. Describe the importance of project communication and overall project governance.

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

N/A

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Samuel J., Jr. Mantel (Author), Jack R. Meredith (Author), Scott M. Shafer (Author), Margaret M. Sutton (2004) Core Concepts: Project Management in Practice (2nd edition) , Wiley
Project Management Institute (2004) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (3rd edition) , Project Management Institute

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 08/09

Module Leader:

jack.downey@ul.ie