PMC115 - IT Project Mgmt. Fundamentals, Tools & Techniques

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Subject Title
IT Project Mgmt. Fundamentals, Tools & Techniques

Subject Description
An introduction to the terminology, life cycles and core processes involved in the management of IT projects. Students also learn the responsibilities that a project manager has during the development and implementation of an IT project and the required skill sets a Project Manager needs in order to successfully meet these responsibilities. 
Theory is supported by hands-on practice with the software, tools and techniques involved in project management. Students gain a basic understanding of scheduling tools and the processes that are part of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

Credit Status
One credit in the PMC program.

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

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Link projects with organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business needs and justifications for the project
  • Define and manage the overall scope of the project, documenting project goals, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria and resource requirements in consultation with project stakeholders.
  • Implement the PMI project management areas, processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve the success in Information Technology projects from project initiation to closure.
  • Plan and manage the scope, cost, timing, and quality of the project, at all times focusing on project success as defined by the project stakeholders.
  • Implement project control procedures, resource management, change management, issue management and risk management plans.
  • Identify, analyze, and refine project costs to produce a budget and control project costs.
  • Manage communications to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collections, dissemination, storage and disposition of project information to aid in the achievement of project activities.
  • Monitor a project’s progress, identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities.
  • Anticipate and respond to challenges inherent in large-scale, multi-national or virtual team projects.
  • Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.

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.

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.

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.

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

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