Core Module Information
Module title: Project Management for Information Systems

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

Module code: INF09801
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:

Managing information systems projects using PRINCE2 and related project management methodologies such as various agile approaches
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 1, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Pritam Chita
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
You will be supported by the Global Online team who will provide general overall support, and by the module teams who will provide module-specific online material and discussion forums using a variety of communication technologies such as Moodle and Skype (LO 1-5)

You will be encouraged to develop your learning through peer and tutor interaction through electronic communication. Self-study readings, supported by online discussions forum hosted through the VLE, will develop skills as independent learners (LO 1-5).

The lecture programme will be enhanced by material from guest speakers (where appropriate) and will be made available online.

The material for the lab-based practical sessions will be made available online with a support forum.

In addition to this, online students are provided with online support in the form of:
• Dedicated online administrators who will keep track of student progress and will help you if you are having any problems.
• A dedicated interactive database of frequently asked questions specific to the online learning environment.
• A regular ‘virtual office hour’ will be held where module staff will be available for contact with you.

Formative Assessment:
There will be a series of end-of-section online quizzes that will provide formative feedback throughout the course. In general, these will be weekly unless a section is broken into multi-part sessions. Formative feedback on practical work will also be provided through the online discussion forum and ‘virtual office hour’. Reflective Exercises will enable you to apply theory to practice – this is not assessed, but it will support your personal and professional development

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be in the form of a single component, which will consist of an ongoing software project management task and associated written documentation worth 100% of the final mark (covering LOs 1-5).

This component will be broken down into two elements, due week 7 and week 13. The first element will be submitted in week 7 in order to give interim summative feedback (50%: LOs 1-5). The second element will be submitted in week 13 (50%: LOs 1-5), after which final summative assessment will be given.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 24
Online Guided independent study 152
Total Study Hours176
Expected Total Study Hours for Module176

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4,5 7 , WORDS= 2500
Project - Written 50 1,2,3,4,5 13 , WORDS= 2500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
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