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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.
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.
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.
(1) 15 points at 200-level from INFO, COSC orSENG; and (2) An additional 30 points at 200 level
INFO313, ACIS313, AFIS313, MSCI322, MSCI324, MGMT372, MSCI372
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Information Technology Project Management;
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.