Singapore University of Social Sciences

IT Project Management (ICT317)

Applications Open: 01 April 2020

Applications Close: 31 May 2020

Next Available Intake: July 2020

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $2755 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Science & Technology

Schemes: Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: To be confirmed


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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