Core Module Information
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, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics


Description of module content:

The module covers the fundamentals of project management using Prince2 project management structured method. It covers the core elements of defining the scope of a project, determining the time and resource requirements and how quality, performance and value are measured. It also covers the fundamentals of agile and Dev/Ops project management methods. It covers the principles of continuous development and deployment of software projects.
Students will learn how to identify risks and manage conflicting resources demand in a controlled environment. The module also provides the opportunity to learn soft skills, including team and individual management and conflict resolution mechanisms.

The module provides the fundamental skills and knowledge of project management for students aiming to become a project manager in an IS environment. Students will develop skills including task identification, resource management, risk management and mitigation methods, scheduling, report writing.

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 in an IS project environment.
LO5. Apply computer based project management tools.
LO6. Understand team dynamics through structured groupwork

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Wegene Demeke
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 (Independent Study) 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 112
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
Report 50 1,2,3,4 14/15 , WORDS= 3000
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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