Singapore University of Social Sciences

IT Project Management (ICT317)

Synopsis

The course consists of two modules. Project Managment Fundamentals for IT Professionals will enable participants to minimise the problems inherent in managing a systems development project. Managing Multiple IT Projects relates to project managers' work in balancing projects in process while handling requests for new work, juggling priorities etc.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 10
Presentation Pattern: Every semester
E-Learning: BLENDED - Learning is done ENTIRELY online using interactive study materials in Canvas. Students receive guidance and support from online instructors via discussion forums and emails. There are no face-to-face sessions. If the course has an exam component, This will be administered on-campus.

Topics

  • Project Managment Basics
  • Project Management Fundamentals for IT Professionals
  • Managing Multiple Projects for IT Professionals

Learning Outcome

  • Describe and discuss the project management as a process within the context of an enterprise
  • Take a disciplined, yet flexible approach to managing different types of IT projects
  • Identify and describe the critical roles and responsibilities of stakeholders
  • Initiate and plan an IT project using objective setting, risk management and scheduling techniques
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages among the range of software development life cycle mode used on IT projects
  • Understand the role of vendors and integrate vendor relationship practices into the execution
  • Perform the major activities of project control and closure
  • Identify effective communication, team building and relationship concepts that can improve project
  • Recognize the quality and cultural change issues inherent in implementing IT project management
  • Identify the critical factors in multi-project management and project portfolio management, including the interplay between business and technology issues, intra-organizational issues, resource management and cost benefit analysis
  • Identify the strategic business and technology drivers of project selection and prioritization and use checklists of these drivers in project and program reviews
  • Develop multi-project and program plans using project dependency analysis, risk analysis, architectural/infrastructure planning, resource management, project categorization and other techniques
  • Identify the role of a Project Management Office in a multi-project management context
  • Development approaches in the multi-project context
  • Influence others in the organization regarding the improvement of multi-project management
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