Module title: Project Management for Information Systems

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF09101
Module leader: Wegene Demeke
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics

Module code: INF07103

Examples of equivalent learning :
Any studies giving a grounding in the role of information systems in business organisations

2019/0, 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: Wegene Demeke
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures and supporting tutorials on relevant themes. (LO1, 2, 3, 4)
Practical IT lab-based activities (LO3, 4, 5)
Directed study (LO5, LO6)

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment and feedback is provided during weekly tutorial/practical sessions. During the group coursework activity, formative assessment is also provided on an initial project plan produced by each group.

Summative Assessment:
The module has two forms of summative assessment, a group portfolio and a formal examination. Students submit one coursework portfolio in groups, addressing LOs 3, 4, 5, 6
The formal examination addresses LOs 1, 2, 3, 4

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 (Independent Study) 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 110
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 3,4,5,6 12 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2,3,4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Managing information systems projects using PRINCE2 and related project management methodologies
Applying tools for project design, resource scheduling, team working and progress estimation in a real-world project scenario
Project justification
Examination of the causes of project failures
Team roles and dynamics
The role of the project manager
Professional and legal issues and obligations

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Assess the controls that an organisation needs to exercise on project activity and how they can be applied in an IS environment.
LO2: Evaluate the economic, technical and social evaluation techniques used in IS project management.
LO3: Apply appropriate project planning techniques
LO4: Apply the process of resource management, including quantitative estimation techniques, in an IS project environment.
LO5: Apply computer based project management tools
LO6: Understand team dynamics through structured groupwork

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
INF09101 Project Management for Information Systems