Core Module Information
Module title: Project Management for Information Systems

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

Module code: INF09401
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Applied Informatics

To study this module you will need the learning equivalent to the module INF07403 (Any studies giving a grounding in the role of information systems in business organisations) or have passed this module.

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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 2, Blended, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Tom Kane
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
The student is required to be employed as a Graduate Apprentice based in and around Edinburgh to be eligible to complete this module, in this format. This module is offered in day release (GA) study mode and will be delivered during the period that students are attending classes from 9 am to 5 pm, one day per week. The delivery of the module is in line with normal university delivery models.
The traditional lecture materials will be delivered in a blended form using online materials, while in-class time is devoted to practical exercises, projects, or discussions. The module is designed around online and student-centred learning in practice with an emphasis on building a learning community. The module is introduced by an induction workshop which introduces students to the online resources and explains the assessment process.

Formative Assessment:
Tutorial/practical sessions are used to provide formative feedback for students on the module. During these sessions, module tutors assess and evaluate student performance on tasks relevant to the summative assessment, providing timely feedback which supports the development of students’ capabilities.

Summative Assessment:
The module will be assessed by a formal exam and a report based coursework assessment

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 21
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 137
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 50.00 ALL 12 HOURS= 0.00, WORDS= 4000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50.00 1, 2, 3, 4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

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