COIT12208 - ICT Project Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Cairns
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 48.72% response rate.

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.

Source: Student unit evaluation and lecturer feedback from student discussions
Feedback
Course materials and content
Recommendation
Feedback from students and the teaching team has indicated the unit content provides an appropriate and engaging explanation of the various project management processes. The Microsoft Project Practicals will continue to be used as they provide a practical means of explaining commonly used project management scheduling techniques.
Action Taken
Encouraging distance learners to engage with practical’s earlier in the term.
Source: Student evaluation survey
Feedback
Assessment 2: Scope
Recommendation
Review the second assessment with respect to reducing the number of tasks to be scheduled.
Action Taken
There has been a reduction in the complexity of the scheduling activity. While the number of tasks is still the same there is a repeatability that makes it simpler and quicker to complete.
Source: Industry expectations and departmental course review meetings
Feedback
Prescribed text and powerpoint slide content
Recommendation
Incorporate the latest version of the textbook (7th Edition) which includes reference to the new version of PMBOK (Version 6). Powerpoint slides to be updated to align with the 7th Edition of the prescribed text.
Action Taken
The text has changed little over past editions and is quite negative in regard to its coverage of agile. The PowerPoint slides have been altered to include the 7th edition of the textbook style changes and additional video links and images have been identified and reference to supplement the material.
Source: Student Evaluation report feedback
Feedback
Students found the Microsoft Project tutorials practical.
Recommendation
Maintain the Microsoft Project tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation report feedback
Feedback
Students felt the learning resources are inadequate.
Recommendation
Recorded lectures will be provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: 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.
Action Taken
Nil.
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 Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination