Core Module Information
Module title: Agile Project Management

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CSI10100
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

• Understanding project start-up through project evaluation and project planning techniques.
• Compare and contrast big up front design and iterative approaches such as Lean, Kanban, Scrum, XP and DSDM Atern.
• Assess approaches to managing risk within projects and evaluate metrics for project monitoring and control within an agile project management environment.
• Analysis of software development process improvement approaches through different types of maturity models and the role of learning in practice.
• Evaluation of software teams, group dynamics & leadership as key factors in the successful delivery of agile projects.
• Consider the adoption of a tailored Agile approaches such as Scrum or Agile PM (DSDM Atern) to manage the delivery of software development projects.
• Evaluate difficulties & issues when scaling software agility and the use of approaches such as SAFe and LeSS.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically assess project management approaches & project lifecycles within an organisational context.
LO2: Analyse different approaches to iterative and incremental project delivery.
LO3: Appraise project management planning, estimation and risk management techniques.
LO4: Assess approaches to project management improvement and maturity.
LO5: Analyse leadership and behavioural factors within project environments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pritam Chita
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 24
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 48
Independent Learning Guided independent study 104
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1,2,3 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Essay 50 1,2,3,4,5 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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