INFO393-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Information Systems Project Management

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020

Description

This course aims to develop an understanding of the role and responsibilities of a project manager, the challenges of IS project management, and the tools and techniques for successful IS project management.

This course introduces students to the role and responsibilities of a project manager, the challenges of IS project management, and the application of tools and techniques for successful management within the IS project life cycle.  Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology projects requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. The course will address the theoretical and practical aspects of IS project management associated with various development environments.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to:
*  Demonstrate an understanding of the key principles and considerations that underlie the management of an IS project.
*  Recognise and understand the role and responsibilities of the project manager, and importance of good project management for IS project success.
*  Understand, select and apply various techniques and methods to the initiating, planning, execution, and monitoring and control of an IS project.
*  Analyse and assess the IS-related needs of a client organisation, identify, plan for, manage and negotiate key deliverables that meet the needs of the client organisation and can be delivered, on time, within budget.  Key outputs will be documented in an approved project plan.
*  Work as a team to perform key activities associated with the management of an IS project.
*  Use various project management tools (e.g. MS Project) to help plan and manage an IS project.

Though the emphasis of INFO393 is managing IS projects, the course can benefit students aiming to be a business professional or manager in any area, not just those aiming for a career is IS.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Pre-requisites

(1) 15 points at 200-level from INFO, COSC or
SENG; and (2) An additional 30 points at 200 level

Restrictions

INFO313, ACIS313, AFIS313, MSCI322, MSCI324, MGMT372, MSCI372

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Meremere 526 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 09:00 - 11:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 235 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 441 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
03 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based in NZ 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
04 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Online Stream - students based overseas 20 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 17 Aug - 23 Aug
02 Thursday 19:00 - 21:00 Ernest Rutherford 140 17 Aug - 23 Aug

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Richard Derham

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Project 30%
Mid-Semester Test 35%
Final Exam 35%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Kathy Schwalbe; Information Technology Project Management; 8th;

Course links

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Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $867.00

International fee $4,250.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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