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COIT12208 ICT Project Management
ICT Project Management
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General Information

Overview

In this unit, you will learn key concepts of Information and Communication Technology project management from both a traditional and Agile perspective. You will apply project management principles and use project management software with the aim of delivering successful projects. Industry standards, quality assurance, professional ethics, social, cultural and legal issues relevant to the theories and principles of project management will also be covered.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: COIT11226 Systems Analysis. Anti-requisite: If you have successfully completed COIS13064 ICT Project Management, then you should not take this unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Presentation
Weighting: 15%
2. Written Assessment
Weighting: 35%
3. Examination
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Student Evaluation report feedback

Feedback

Students found the Microsoft Project tutorials practical.

Recommendation

Maintain the Microsoft Project tutorials.

Feedback from Student Evaluation report feedback

Feedback

Students felt the learning resources are inadequate.

Recommendation

Recorded lectures will be provided.

Feedback from Student Evaluation report feedback

Feedback

Students felt the topics were repeated from other units and not examined in enough depth.

Recommendation

The unit is being redeveloped to include Agile Project Management. We will also consider the inclusion of additional learning objectives related to management soft skills.

Feedback from Student Evaluation report feedback

Feedback

Students did not appreciate the assignment being changed after it was published.

Recommendation

The assignment will be proofread prior to publication. The case study will be made more concrete to minimise ambiguity. Sample solutions will be developed prior to publication.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the activities and importance of both traditional and agile project management
  2. Apply common project planning, scheduling, budgeting and resource management tools and procedures
  3. Evaluate project status and recommend appropriate corrective action where necessary
  4. Assess the ethical, social, cultural and legal impacts of projects on diverse stakeholders.

Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles.

ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at https://www.acs.org.au/professionalrecognition/mysfia-b2c.html

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA. The SFIA code is included:

  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Project Management (PRMG)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Information Systems Co-ordination (ISCO)
  • Business Process Improvement (BPRE)
  • Methods and Tools (METL)
  • Programming/software development (PROG)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation - 15%
2 - Written Assessment - 35%
3 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT 7TH EDN 7th (2018)

Authors: Gido, J & Clements, JP
Cengage Learning
Boston Boston , MA , USA
ISBN: 9781337095471
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

Copies are available to purchase at the CQUni Bookshop here: http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au (search on the Unit code)

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to Microsoft Visio
  • Access to Microsoft Office
  • Access to Microsoft Project 2016.
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Simon Crawford Unit Coordinator
s.crawford1@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Project Management Concepts Begin Date: 11 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Project Management Concepts

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018)  Chapter 1 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Identifying and Selecting Projects Begin Date: 18 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Identifying and Selecting Projects

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Developing Project Proposals Begin Date: 25 Mar 2019

Module/Topic

Developing Project Proposals

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence Begin Date: 01 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 5 Developing the Schedule Begin Date: 08 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Developing the Schedule

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 commences.

All Students to submit online presentation materials (Due: Monday 11:00 am
AEST) and first in class presentations commence.


Presentation Due: Week 5 Monday (8 Apr 2019) 11:00 am AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 15 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

No reading this week


Stay Safe in the Surf!

Events and Submissions/Topic



Week 6 Resource Utilization Begin Date: 22 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Resource Utilization

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 continues. 

Week 7 Determining Costs, Budget, and Earned Value Begin Date: 29 Apr 2019

Module/Topic

Determining Costs, Budget, and Earned Value

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 continues.

Week 8 Managing Risk; Closing the Project Begin Date: 06 May 2019

Module/Topic

Managing Risk; Closing the Project

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter's 8 and 9

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 continues.

Week 9 - The Project Manager & Quality Management Begin Date: 13 May 2019

Module/Topic

The Project Manager; Quality Management

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 10

Chapter 14 of the Systems Analysis and Design text by John Satzinger et al.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 continues.

Week 10 - The Project Team & Agile Project Managment Begin Date: 20 May 2019

Module/Topic

The Project Team

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 11


See Moodle for details on Agile PM readings for this Week.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 continues. 

Week 11 - Project Communication and Documentation Begin Date: 27 May 2019

Module/Topic

Project Communication and Documentation

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 12

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment item 1 concludes. 
Practical Case Study and Written Assessment Due: Week 11 Monday (27 May 2019) 11:00 pm AEST
Week 12 - Project Management Organisational Structures; Project Management Career Paths Begin Date: 03 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Project Management Organisational Structures; Project Management Career Paths

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 10 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 17 Jun 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation

Task Description

This is a group assignment for all students. Each group of three students is to give a presentation to promote the Business Case and Project Charter (Gido, J et al, 2018, Successful Project Management ed 7, pp.42 -47. ) for the project outlined in Assignment 2. Each group must research and present persuasively on each of the Project Charters headings listed here;

Purpose

Description

Objectives

Success Criteria

Funding/ budget headings

Major Deliverables

Acceptance Criteria

Milestones Schedule

Project Constraints

Major risks

Most of these headings are not directly addressed in assignment 2 and it will be necessary for each group to make reasonable assumptions and carry out the necessary research to present a convincing presentation for would-be investors.

Students must read the assignment 1 specification document on the Moodle unit website for more details about the assignment requirements and marking criteria.

Objectives

This assessment item will relate to item 2 and 4 of the units learning outcomes. In addition, this assignment develops skills in Project Management communication.



Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Monday (8 Apr 2019) 11:00 am AEST

The presentation materials are due on Monday of week 5. See the detailed specification on the unit website for details of the submission requirements. Class presentations commence in the week 5 tutorials and continue until the end of week 11. Presentations will be scheduled by the local lecturer. On-campus students must have their presentations prepared ready for delivery on the allocated day for their presentation but all students must submit their presentation and accompanying materials via the unit web site assignment submission system by 11:00 am (AEST) on Monday of the week 5.


Return Date to Students

Results will be published after all presentations are complete.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

1. Speaker/presentation appearance and other first impressions (1 Mark)

2. Presentation structure and content (8 Marks)    (Introduction (2marks), Body - Coverage of each project Charter item (5 marks), Conclusion (2 marks). Missing elements receive 0)

3. Coping with questions/facilitating discussion during and at the end of the presentation. (2 Marks)

Off-campus students should demonstrate facilitation of discussion by making sure their PowerPoint script include questions designed to facilitate discussion and summarising responses for each question. Also include at least two questions that could be posed by the audience at the end of the presentation. Answers must also be provided for these final questions.

4. Delivery. (1 Mark)

Off-campus students will not be marked against this criterion.

5. Visual aids, handouts, script. (2 Marks)

Off-campus students will be eligible for 3 marks for this criterion.

6. Target and audience (1 Mark)

Total of 15 Marks

These criteria are described in more detail in the assignment specification on the unit website.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All students must submit the required files uncompressed, suitable for viewing in Turnitin. See the assignment specification document on the unit website for more details.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Describe the activities and importance of both traditional and agile project management
  • Assess the ethical, social, cultural and legal impacts of projects on diverse stakeholders.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work

2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical Case Study and Written Assessment

Task Description

Task Description

Individual Case Study

This assessment item is to be completed individually.

The case study simulates a project management scenario where the student takes on the role of project manager. Students are required to use project management software as part of this assessment task. The case information is not complete so where necessary students will have to make assumptions and argue the pros and cons for any recommendations they make.

To assist students in their assessment solution development the following information is provided (on the Moodle unit website):

  • Product development case description.
  • Specific assessment questions that must be answered.
  • Information regarding the submission of the assessment.
  • Marking criteria.


Further information is available on the Moodle unit website. Students must read the detailed assignment specification document on the unit website.


Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Monday (27 May 2019) 11:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Review/Exam Week Monday (10 June 2019)


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

Description Marks Available
Initial project schedule development in Microsoft Project. 7
Analysis of initial schedule, updates to schedule, analysis after changes. 28
TOTAL 35


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
See the assignment specification document on the unit website for submission instructions.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Apply common project planning, scheduling, budgeting and resource management tools and procedures
  • Evaluate project status and recommend appropriate corrective action where necessary


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence

Examination

Outline
Complete an invigilated examination

Date
During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

Weighting
50%

Length
180 minutes

Details
Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
Closed Book
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