15 Credits SPRING



Aims/Description: This module aims to provide a broad understanding of the fundamentals of project management as they apply to the development of Information Systems (IS). The module uses a flexible approach combining face-to-face seminars with web-based learning material. The module will begin with an overview of the principles involved in IS project management; followed by a discussion of IS development methodologies and their different characteristics and specialisms. The rest of the module will discuss the requirements for various project control activities, including estimating development resources, risk management, guidelines for system quality assurance, and various project control techniques that have been developed in recent years. The module will culminate with a review of human resource management issues.

Staff Contact: Dr Christopher Foster
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Problem solving, Laboratory work, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Group Case Study Analysis
WebCT resources are available for this module

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