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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 2 - 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 feedback

Feedback

Distance students requested weekly interactive sessions

Recommendation

Weekly interactive sessions should be held that distance students can attend.

Feedback from Student feedback

Feedback

Students requested more integrated tutorials and less duplication of content from other units.

Recommendation

More practical activities related to the lecture content should be developed for the tutorials and an audit of content should take place to identify content duplicated in other units.

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


IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam and headset
  • 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
Jamie Shield Unit Coordinator
j.shield@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
1 Project Management Concepts Begin Date: 15 Jul 2019

Module/Topic

Project Management Concepts

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018)  Chapter 1 

Events and Submissions/Topic

2 Adaptive Planning Begin Date: 22 Jul 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

3 Adaptive Development Begin Date: 29 Jul 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Adaptive Project Due: Week 3 Friday (2 Aug 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
4 DevOps Begin Date: 05 Aug 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic


5 Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility and Activity Sequence Begin Date: 12 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Defining Scope, Quality, Responsibility, and Activity Sequence

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic


Vacation Week Begin Date: 19 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Non-teaching week

Events and Submissions/Topic


6 Developing the Schedule Begin Date: 26 Aug 2019

Module/Topic

Developing the Schedule

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic


7 Resource Use Begin Date: 02 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Resource Use

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic


8 Determining Costs, Budget and Earned Value Begin Date: 09 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Determining Costs, Budget, and Earned Value

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic


9 Quality, Risk and Integration Management and Closing Projects Begin Date: 16 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

The Project Manager; Quality Management;  Managing Risk; Closing the Project

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapters 8, 9 and 10

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

Events and Submissions/Topic


10 Project Communication, Teams and Management Organisational Structures Begin Date: 23 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Project Communication and Documentation; The Project Team; Project Management Organisational Structures; Project Management Career Paths

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapters 11, 12 and 13

Events and Submissions/Topic

Predictive Projects Due: Week 10 Friday (27 Sep 2019) 11:45 pm AEST
11 Project Identification, Selection and Proposal Development Begin Date: 30 Sep 2019

Module/Topic

Identifying and Selecting Projects; Developing Project Proposals

Chapter

Successful Project Management 7th edn (2018) Chapters 2 and 3

Events and Submissions/Topic


12 Exam Review Begin Date: 07 Oct 2019

Module/Topic


Chapter


Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 21 Oct 2019

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit Coordinator: Jamie Shield, Cairns, 
j.shield@cqu.edu.au
Office: 07 4037 4750

Assessment Tasks

1 Presentation

Assessment Title
Adaptive Project

Task Description

Objectives

The aim of this assignment is to allow you to gain adaptive project management experience. By completing this assignment, you will be able to describe the activities and importance of adaptive project management.

You will be assigned as an adaptive project manager for a software development project and given parameters such as time and resource budgets that you will need to manage.

Task Description

You are to manage the small project using adaptive tools and techniques.  You will be responsible for managing aspects such as the scope, time, quality, communications and risks.

Your tasks will include the development of adaptive project plans. You will be responsible for monitoring progress and updating your plans to reflect progress.

Each week, people will be required to demonstrate (in class) the progress they have made on the project and present their updated project management plans.

At the start of the project, you will be assigned weeks in which you will need to demonstrate your project progress and present your updated project management plans.  You will only be assessed on your last two presentations.  You might be expected to complete additional presentations for formative feedback. Distance students are to record and submit videos of their presentations.

You will be asked to perform tasks such as the following using adaptive tools and techniques:

·         Creating and maintaining a backlog

·         Developing sprint plans and

·         Managing sprints

·         Designing, coding and testing

Sharing of Code

The assignment is individually assessed.  Sharing of code files is strongly encouraged. Sharing of project management concepts and techniques is encouraged.  Sharing of project management files will be considered plagiarism.


Assessment Due Date

Week 3 Friday (2 Aug 2019) 11:45 pm AEST

This assignment has components due in Weeks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (27 Sep 2019)

Informal feedback will be provided during in-class presentations. Your marks and formal feedback will be returned in Week 10.


Weighting
15%

Assessment Criteria

The assignment is individually assessed. 

You will be assessed on aspects such as:

·         the quality and feasibility of your user stories and the completeness and prioritisation of your backlog.

·         the regularity of updates, the evolution of your product backlog, the feasibility of your sprint plan, and the breakdown of your user stories into subtasks.

·         the regularity of the management of your sprint taskboards.

·         the completeness of identified issues and the quality of your planned controls.

·         stage presence, the quality of your prototype demonstration and coverage of your project management plans.

·         quality use of tool support.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
In Weeks 3, 5 and 8, you are to export your Tiaga.io project and submit it to the unit website. You will be allocated the weeks in which you are to present. Distance students are to submit two links to videos containing their presentations to the unit website. Oncampus students are to present in class.

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
Predictive Projects

Task Description

Objectives

The aim of this assignment is to allow you to gain predictive project management experience. You are to complete predictive project management tasks for a collection of project scenarios and simulations.

Task Description

You will:

·         Develop and manage project integration, human resources, procurement, communications, stakeholder, quality and risk plans using predictive techniques and tools, for example, MS Project and MS Excel

·         Create recommendations to proactively manage or correct project issues

·         Play project management simulations

·         Role play a project management scenarios

The scenarios will be distributed to you in two quizzes. 


Assessment Due Date

Week 10 Friday (27 Sep 2019) 11:45 pm AEST

The first quiz is due in Week 10 and the second quiz is due in Week 12. For oncampus students, the role plays will take place in-class in Week 10. If you miss class, you should submit as if you are a Distance student.


Return Date to Students

Week 12 Friday (11 Oct 2019)

Your marks and feedback for both quizzes will be returned in Week 12 when the moderation process is complete. Any feedback you receive prior to the moderation process might change.


Weighting
35%

Assessment Criteria

The assignment is individually assessed.

You will be assessed on aspects such as:

·         Project management plans and simulations: the quality, completeness, feasibility and/or correctness of your plans, files and recommendations

·         Simulations: the quality of your reflections on task management strategies including your ability to integrate unit materials

·         Spelling, grammar and use of CQUni Harvard referencing

·         Role play: convincing and consistent role play


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
The quizzes need to be completed on the unit website. You will upload files and type reflections inside the quizzes. The role plays will be conducted in-class for oncampus students. Distance students will submit video recordings of their role plays on the unit website.

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 examination

Date
During the University examination period

Weighting
50%

Length
120 minutes

Minimum mark or grade
You are required to achieve a mark of at least 30% in the examination to pass the unit.

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