Courses Catalogue

Project Planning And Management For It

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Information Technology, B.Sc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Mathematics and Computing
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Course Description:

ICT Projects have a reputation for being difficult to manage, and instances of ICT projects that have ended disastrously late and/or over-budget are often reported. However, surveys show that managers working on many of these projects have not received adequate training in basic project management, however good they may be technical. This Course is intended to overcome this problem and to give you, as a graduate, a 'running start' in a project team and to allow you to use your technical skills to allow you to use your technical skills to maximum effect within the project environment.
The Course takes a structured approach to project management (PM) that refers to several PM methods that may be found in the industry while following a well-tried set of steps that make a complex subject easier to learn. You will learn some of the most common PM techniques in a workshop environment before practicing them in a realistic assignment situation using some of the latest PM software.

Course Objective:

By the end of this course, the student will be equipped with:

  1. A basic understanding of the principles, concepts, and theory of modern project management.
  2.  A generic set of quantitative and qualitative project planning and control tools and techniques.
  3. To provide a source of ideas and a guide to new approaches that can be used by individuals in the execution of their work.
  4. Define the role and current issues faced by project managers.
  5. To provide basic training in the Microsoft Project scheduling software package.

Course Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this Course, Students should be able to:

1.    Demonstrate a systematic understanding of a range of project management techniques, which will enable the successful management of ict projects.

2.    Organize and resource ict project estimating the resource requirements and allocating tasks with regards to risk and the available human and technical resources.

3.    Analyze, plan and manage a typical ict project using scheduling, monitoring and controlling tools and techniques, and systematically evaluate and appraise the project outcomes and process.

4.    Discriminate between and systematically evaluate techniques of team building and management and discuss which are likely to improve the success of an ict project.