Information technology project management

PMM030

This module will provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge of digital products and digital information systems used in project management.

The digital economy is constantly growing, and more industries than ever are focusing on the development of digital products and information systems for their project management.

This module will develop your understanding of Information Technology (IT) project management and how it forms an essential backbone for most modern organisations today.

We’ll look at the differences between traditional project management processes, and the more agile options that are developing in most digital industries.

You’ll gain a theoretical understanding of the concepts and principles associated with IT project management, as well as practical experience in planning, estimation and evaluation.

Main topics of the module include:

  • Introduction to IT project management
  • Project management in the IT context   
  • Development lifecycles: predictive and adaptive   
  • Integration management – ensuring that projects realise strategy   
  • Project scope   
  • Leadership and managing people in IT project teams

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to:  

  • demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles of IT project management. 
  • make sound evaluation of opportunities and challenges related to IT project management and an ability to make recommendations and take decisions to resolve these challenges.
  • demonstrate the knowledge of IT projects, risk management and application of techniques to manage risks and deliver value.
  • assess and evaluate the factors that lay behind successful IT project management.
  • appreciate and be able to discuss the range of IT project management approaches.
  • analyse different project constraints and their impact on achieving IT project goals. 

Assessment

  • Coursework (100%): A written essay of a maximum of 3,000 words. The coursework is designed to check student progress, extend and reinforce concepts covered and also test individual performance.