Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2017 Postgraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences
Department: School of Computing and Information Technology

Subject Information
Subject Code ISIT946
Subject Name Project and Change Management
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites None.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence BUSS953
Assessment Class Tutorial Work, assignments and final examination.
General Subject No.

Subject Description
This subject provides an introduction to, and overview of, the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage computer-based systems development projects within an organisational setting. Topics and issues considered include: Information Systems project management and its organisational context; inter-organisational arrangements for e-business including B2B and B2C frameworks, project management tools and techniques; feasibility study methods; resource estimation techniques; behaviour and management of Information Systems project groups; systems development environments for professionals and end-users; quality assurance; project and system evaluation.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Identify and describe the knowledge and skills required to successfully manage information systems development projects particularly as they relate to e-business.
2. Use the tools and techniques to conduct feasibility analysis and network analysis (PERT and CPM).
3. Use time estimation techniques and Gantt charts.
4. Identify and describe issues relating to quality assurance, work group formation, behaviour, motivation, leadership and management.