Courses Catalogue

It Planning And Management

ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Computer Science, 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 technically. 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 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.



The general aim of the Course is to give a good understanding of the phases of managing a typical IT project by integrating the technical and human factors into a realistic approach that can be fun. It is expected that the course will make a student a useful member of an ICT project team with the potential to become a successful ICT project manager.

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.