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INFO6007: Project Management in IT (2019 - Semester 2)

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Unit: INFO6007: Project Management in IT (6 CP)
Mode: Normal-Evening
On Offer: Yes
Level: Postgraduate
Faculty/School: School of Computer Science
Unit Coordinator/s: Dr Hasan, M. Rabiul
Session options: Semester 1, Semester 2
Versions for this Unit:
Site(s) for this Unit: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au
Campus: Camperdown/Darlington
Pre-Requisites: None.
Prohibitions: PMGT5871.
Brief Handbook Description: This unit of study covers the key components of successfully managing a wide variety of Information Technology projects. The course covers both quantitative and qualitative aspects of project management. Topics include the management of time, scope, budget, risk, quality, and resources through each of the phases of a project.
Assumed Knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
Lecturer/s: Dr Hasan, M. Rabiul
Timetable: INFO6007 Timetable
Time Commitment:
# Activity Name Hours per Week Sessions per Week Weeks per Semester
1 Lecture and Workshop 3.00 1 13
2 Weekly Independent Study 3.00 1 12
3 Assignments 5.00 1 10
4 Exam Preparation 16.00 1 1

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
Required to solve assignment exercises Information Seeking (Level 4)
Team based assessment requires communication among team members. All assignments will be communicated. Project Communication is a topic in the unit and may be directly assessed. Communication (Level 4)
Communication with stakeholders. Understanding and practical application of project management professional codes and standards. Professional Conduct (Level 3)
All weeks of material address specific components of project management. All assessment tasks allow student to use or demonstrate project management skills. 30-40% of total assessment is allocated to team work. Teaming and Leadership are taught as topic areas. Students are given exercises to help the understand team diversity. Team assessments require team reflections. Project and Team Skills (Level 4)

For explanation of attributes and levels see Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018.

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 4)
1. Understand each of the core project management areas.
2. Apply project management tools and techniques
3. Develop and refine project management skills
4. Develop basic proficiency in project management tools
5. Further develop team and management skills
Assessment Methods:
# Name Group Weight Due Week Outcomes
1 Group Project - Part A Yes 10.00 Week 5 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
2 Knowledge Test * No 15.00 Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4,
3 Group Project - Part B Yes 20.00 Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
4 Presentation Yes 5.00 Multiple Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
5 Final Exam No 50.00 Exam Period 1, 2, 3, 4,
Assessment Description: Knowledge Test

It is a closed-book test. The details of the format and coverage will be provided in lectures.

Group Assignment

The group assignment has two parts (Project Part A and B). It will be completed by groups of approximately 4 students. The assignment will involve the application of many of the concepts covered in lectures. It will require extensive collaboration between group members. The assessment submission will be in the form of two detailed written reports. Students will also be asked to submit individual peer assessments that will be used to moderate marks within the group. Late assignment submissions immediately attract a 5% per day penalty (or part thereof). Submissions with more than 10 days late will receive a mark of 0. Further details will be provided with the assignment. Students must participate in group assessments in order to pass the unit.

Presentation

It is a group presentation based on Group Project Part A and B.

Final Exam

It is a closed-book examination. All of the materials in the unit will be examinable. Further details of the format and expectations regarding the final examination will be provided in lectures.

Note:

* indicates an assessment task which must be repeated if a student misses it due to special consideration.
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.
Minimum Pass Requirement It is a policy of the School of Computer Science that in order to pass this unit, a student must achieve at least 40% in the written examination. For subjects without a final exam, the 40% minimum requirement applies to the corresponding major assessment component specified by the lecturer. 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 Computer Science 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.
Online Course Content: https://elearning.sydney.edu.au
Note on Resources: Cases, readings, and exercises will be available from eLearning and/or e-Reserve.

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 Introduction to IT Project Management
Other: Form Assignment Groups
Week 2 Managing Project Scope
Week 3 Managing Project Time
Week 4 Managing Project Cost
Week 5 Managing Project Quality
Assessment Due: Group Project - Part A
Week 6 Managing Project Resources
Week 7 Knowledge Test
Assessment Due: Knowledge Test *
Week 8 Project Leadership and Communication Management
Week 9 Managing Project Risk
Week 10 Managing Project Procurement
Assessment Due: Group Project - Part B
Week 11 Presentation
Week 12 Presentation
Week 13 Course Review
Exam Period 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
Master of Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Master of IT/Master of IT Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Mid-Year 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/ Project Management 2019, 2020
Software 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Arts 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Commerce 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Medical Science 2016, 2017
Software / Music Studies 2016, 2017
Software / Project Management 2016, 2017, 2018
Software / Science 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Health) 2018, 2019, 2020
Software / Law 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software Engineering (till 2014) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
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 / Science 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce 2015, 2016, 2017
Bachelor of Information Technology (Information Systems) 2014 and earlier 2013
Information Technology (Information Systems)/Arts 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Commerce 2013, 2014
Information Technology (Information Systems) / Medical Science 2013, 2014
Bachelor of Information Technology/Bachelor of Laws 2015, 2016, 2017
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Computing 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2013, 2014
Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2013, 2014
Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (till 2014) 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Information Technology Management (till 2014) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Master of Information Technology (till 2014) 2014
Master of Professional Engineering (Accelerated) (Software) 2019, 2020
Master of Professional Engineering (Software) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Software/Science (Medical Science Stream) 2018, 2019, 2020

Course Goals

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

Attribute Practiced Assessed
Project and Team Skills (Level 4) Yes 100%
Communication (Level 4) Yes 0%
Information Seeking (Level 4) Yes 0%
Professional Conduct (Level 3) Yes 0%
Maths/Science Methods and Tools (Level 3) No 0%

These goals are selected from Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 which defines overall goals for courses where this unit is primarily offered. See Engineering & IT Graduate Outcomes Table 2018 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.