BTS730 - Project Management Methodologies

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Subject Title
Project Management Methodologies

Subject Description
This course covers Project Management throughout a project life cycle. The student will acquire the skills for planning a project, determining budget and resources, estimating, identifying risk and conducting cost/benefit analysis. Techniques to bring a project in on schedule and within budget will also be covered. An overview of managing projects where multiple technologies, vendors and project teams are involved will also be addressed. The concept of a Project Control Office will be discussed. An automated project management tool will be used. Quality Assurance related to project development and implementation will be covered.

Credit Status
1 credit (3 units)
Required for BSD - Bachelor of Technology (Software Development)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  • integrate shared resources into a project
  • discuss the components and objectives of a project office in terms of how they relate to project success
  • apply leadership skills in executing a successful project plan
  • prepare a risk assessment to evaluate the impact on a project
  • prepare management status reports on the status of a project
  • prepare a change control document specifying item to be changed and assess it's impact on the overall project plan
  • prepare an issue log identifying issues preventing the project from progressing successfully
  • propose resolutions to conflicts due to resource and task completion issues
  • apply project control theory and techniques to the development of software and related development projects
  • apply negotiation skills to negotiate resolutions to situations where conflict has arisen and is preventing a project from completing successfully
  • apply Quality Assurance skills as they relate to successful project implementation
  • create a formal presentation on a project plan
  • construct a detailed project plan showing work breakdown structures for effective control of a project as well as communicating progress against plan

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Execute mathematical operations accurately.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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