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INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems (2017 - Semester 1)

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Unit: INFO3402: Management of IT Projects and Systems (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Day
On Offer: Yes
Level: Senior
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Wong, Bernard
Session options: Semester 1
Versions for this Unit:
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Brief Handbook Description: This course introduces the basic processes and techniques for managing IT projects, systems and services, throughout the IT lifecycle. It addresses both the technical and behavioural aspects of IT management at the enterprise level. Major topics include: IT planning, project planning and scheduling, project tracking, resource estimation, team management, software testing, change and problem management, and quality assurance.
Assumed Knowledge: INFO2000 or INFO2110 or INFO2810 or INFO2900
Lecturer/s: Dr Wong, Bernard
Timetable: INFO3402 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture 2.00 1 13
2 Tutorial 1.00 1 13
3 Project Work - own time 2.00 1 3
4 Independent Study 6.00 13
T&L Activities: Tutorial: Tutorial

Project Work - own time: Work on Group Project

Independent Study: Homework, readings

Attributes listed here represent the key course goals (see Course Map tab) designated for this unit. The list below describes how these attributes are developed through practice in the unit. See Learning Outcomes and Assessment tabs for details of how these attributes are assessed.

Attribute Development Method Attribute Developed
Investigation and research Information Seeking (Level 2)
Written communication Communication (Level 3)
Exposure to experiences of industry practictioners Professional Conduct (Level 3)
Tools and techniques used in managing teams and projects Project and Team Skills (Level 3)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table.

Learning outcomes are the key abilities and knowledge that will be assessed in this unit. They are listed according to the course goal supported by each. See Assessment Tab for details how each outcome is assessed.

Project and Team Skills (Level 3)
1. Becoming familiar with the PMBOK framework devised by Project Management Institute (PMI)
2. Hearing about, and reflecting on, the experiences of practitioners managing a range of projects
3. Acquiring skill with a range of tools and techniques useful for the management of projects and undertaking exercises requiring the application of these tools
4. Working with a range of case studies illustrating good and bad practice in IT project management
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Group Assignment 1 - Project Charter Yes 10.00 Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4,
2 Group Assignment 2 - Project Plan Yes 15.00 Week 8 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 1 Yes 4.00 Week 9 1, 2, 3, 4,
4 Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 2 Yes 3.00 Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4,
5 Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 3 Yes 3.00 Week 11 1, 2, 3, 4,
6 Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 4 Yes 5.00 Week 12 1, 2, 3, 4,
7 Tutorial Participation No 5.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4,
8 Final Exam No 55.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: Project: Group project (project proposal for a small project)

Participation during tutorials

Final Exam: Final Exam
Grading:
Grade Type Description
Standards Based Assessment Final grades in this unit are awarded at levels of HD for High Distinction, DI (previously D) for Distinction, CR for Credit, PS (previously P) for Pass and FA (previously F) for Fail as defined by University of Sydney Assessment Policy. Details of the Assessment Policy are available on the Policies website at http://sydney.edu.au/policies . Standards for grades in individual assessment tasks and the summative method for obtaining a final mark in the unit will be set out in a marking guide supplied by the unit coordinator.
Special Conditions to Pass UoS It is a policy of the School of Information Technologies that in order to pass this unit, a student must achieve at least 40% in the written examination as well as in the other components of assessment together. A student must also achieve an overall final mark of 50 or more. Any student not meeting these requirements may be given a maximum final mark of no more than 45 regardless of their average.
Policies & Procedures: IMPORTANT: School policy relating to Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

In assessing a piece of submitted work, the School of IT may reproduce it entirely, may provide a copy to another member of faculty, and/or to an external plagiarism checking service or in-house computer program and may also maintain a copy of the assignment for future checking purposes and/or allow an external service to do so.

Other policies

See the policies page of the faculty website at http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/student-policies/ for information regarding university policies and local provisions and procedures within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies.
Prescribed Text/s: Note: Students are expected to have a personal copy of all books listed.
Recommended Reference/s: Note: References are provided for guidance purposes only. Students are advised to consult these books in the university library. Purchase is not required.

Note that the "Weeks" referred to in this Schedule are those of the official university semester calendar https://web.timetable.usyd.edu.au/calendar.jsp

Week Description
Week 1 Course overview and Introduction to Project Management.
Week 2 Planning
Week 3 PMBOK
Week 4 Prince 2
Week 5 University Break and Public Holidays
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 1 - Project Charter
Week 6 Risk Management
Week 7 Quality Management
Week 8 Change Management
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 2 - Project Plan
Week 9 Control and Closure
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 1
Week 10 Human Factors
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 2
Week 11 Agile and PMO
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 3
Week 12 IT Project Success
Assessment Due: Group Assignment 3 - Project Monitoring Part 4
Week 13 Revision in Tutorials
STUVAC (Week 14) N/A
Exam Period Final exam
Assessment Due: Final Exam

Course Relations

The following is a list of courses which have added this Unit to their structure.

Course Year(s) Offered
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Advanced) 2015, 2016, 2017
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Computer Science)(Advanced) 2014 and earlier 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Information Systems) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science and Technology (Information Systems)(Advanced) 2014 and earlier 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Computer Science & Tech. Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017
Software 2015, 2016
Software / Arts 2015, 2016
Software / Commerce 2015, 2016
Software / Medical Science 2015, 2016
Software / Music Studies 2016
Software / Project Management 2015, 2016
Software / Science 2015, 2016
Software / Law 2015, 2016
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Arts 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Commerce 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Medical Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Project Management 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Software Engineering / Law 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Arts 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Medical Science 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Science 2015, 2016
Bachelor of Information Technology (Computer Science) 2014 and earlier 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Computer Science) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) 2014 and earlier 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Commerce 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Science 2012, 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Law 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws 2015, 2016
Aeronautical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Biomedical Engineering / Science 2013, 2014
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Civil Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Bioelectronics) / Science 2011, 2012
Electrical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Computer) / Science 2014
Electrical Engineering (Power) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Aeronautical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Aeronautical (Space) / Science 2015
Biomedical Mid-Year 2016
Biomedical 2016
Biomedical /Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Chemical & Biomolecular / Science 2015
Civil / Science 2015
Electrical / Science 2015
Electrical (Computer) / Science 2015
Electrical (Power) / Science 2015
Electrical (Telecommunications) / Science 2015
Mechanical / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechanical (Space) / Science 2015
Mechatronic / Science 2015, 2016, 2017
Mechatronic (Space) / Science 2015
Mechanical Engineering (Biomedical) / Science 2011, 2012
Mechanical Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechanical Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Mechatronic Engineering (Space) / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Project Engineering and Management (Civil) / Science 2011
Flexible First Year (Stream A) / Science 2012

Course Goals

This unit contributes to the achievement of the following course goals:

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project and Team Skills (Level 3) Yes 100%
Information Seeking (Level 2) Yes 0%
Communication (Level 3) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table for details of the attributes and levels to be developed in the course as a whole. Percentage figures alongside each course goal provide a rough indication of their relative weighting in assessment for this unit. Note that not all goals are necessarily part of assessment. Some may be more about practice activity. See Learning outcomes for details of what is assessed in relation to each goal and Assessment for details of how the outcome is assessed. See Attributes for details of practice provided for each goal.