This course aims at developing the following:
• To consider critically the role of project management within organisations and its value in achieving organisational objectives
• To provide a firm grounding in project management
• To provide a firm grounding in the process of planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling resources (physical, technological, human and others) for the achievement of a focussed objective
• To consider the factors involved in promoting organisational change, and critically examine the problems of implementation
• To utilise techniques for the monitoring and the control of projectsTo improve cognitive skills, effective problem solving, effective communication, numerical and quantitative skills, effective use of tools, effective self-management, learning to learn, self awareness, effective teamworking, interpersonal and research skills
• To understand the specific requirements of IS/T projects within all taught sub-areas such as changing requirements, high technical complexities, high levels of uncertainty, etc.
By the end of this course students should be able to:
• Assess and evaluate the factors that lay behind successful IS project management techniques.
• Appreciate and be able to discuss the range of IS project management approaches.
• Analyse the impact of resource constraints on achieving project goals.
• Distinguish and describe the range of different techniques available in project management.
• Evaluate the effects of organisational issues on project management.
• Apply theoretical insights from their courses to managing effective projects.
• Understand the specific constraints, tools and mechanism of IS/T projects
Attendance in class is mandatory.
This course will be using a combined lecture and seminar character. Seminars will develop key elements of a project proposal, include short calculations, problem and task based discussions. Preparation of tasks prior to every unit is required. Discussions will help students in putting in practice concepts of project management and prepare for their multiple-choice exam. A suitable reading list will be provided for each session. It is expected that students will engage and use learn@WU as digital learning environment.
This course is offered to bachelor students and exchange students (bachelor level).
Students are welcome to discuss course-related issues by appointment (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).