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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeCS2103
Module Short Title
Semester TaughtMichaelmasTerm
Contact HoursTwo semesters, 1.5 hr lecture per week
Module Personnel
Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this module students will be able to:

o The project environment 
o The project life cycle and its phases
o The project selection and approval process
o Tools, techniques and issues involved in monitoring and control

Make appropriate decisions concerning 
o Organisational structure, selecting team members
o The roles of project participants
o Management of human resources, risk and procurement, conflict resolution

Manage projects

Form and develop a project team with consideration of the skills and roles required

Develop and integrate core management plans needed for a project (scope, quality, schedule, budget, cost and communication)

Effectively use project management software to support functions such as:
o Planning work, schedules, costs, human resources, etc.
o Controlling project progress and assessing risks
o Reporting project status to stakeholder

Learning Aims

This module introduces the student to how projects and project teams are managed within the IS environment.  It covers universal concepts, principles and terminology of project and programme management.  It also covers how project teams are built and managed and how to keep the team moving forward.  Students practice how to build project proposals, how to plan and how to monitor progress using industry standard tools.  Particular attention is given to perennial issues in IS projects such as communication, cost, quality and risk.

Module Content
Recommended Reading List

Kloppenborg, T. J. (2011) Project Management: A Contemporary Approach, International Edition (second Ed.), Cengage Learning.   (ebook available)

Module PrerequisitesNone
Assessment Details

All of above assessment details are yet to be confirmed.

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Academic Year of Data2014/15