Module title: Management of Software Projects

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: INF11103
Module leader: Pritam Chita
School School of Computing
Subject area group: Creative and Social Informatics
Prerequisites

None

2019/0, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 004
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:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures are used for the delivery of all core material - all LOs
Reading exercises to be completed before classes to enable students to develop their understanding as independent learners - all LOs
Post-lecture discussion groups in the VLE set-up to allow discussion, questions and also sharing of ideas
Later tutorial sessions will be used for students to present their chosen material - all LOs assessments for.


Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

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 Guided independent study 80
Independent Learning Groupwork (Scheduled) 48
Online Guided independent study 12
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 12
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 10 1 5 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1800
Portfolio 30 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 7200
Essay 50 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Reflective Log 10 2, 3, 4, 5 14 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 900
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Managing project start-up through project requirements evaluation and project planning techniques.
Comparing and contrasting big up front and appropriate design approaches
Comparative analysis of software project management approaches and Bodies of Knowledge (BoK) applied to software development projects
The assessment of project risk management approaches and metrics for project monitoring and control within an agile project management approach.
Analysis of software development process improvement approaches through Agile software standards and maturity models
Evaluation of software development teams and group dynamics as key factors in the successful delivery of projects
Utilisation of a tailored project management methodology such as Scrum or XP to manage the delivery of an assessment instrument

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically evaluate project management planning techniques and project lifecycles.
LO2: Analysis of different project management approaches.
LO3: Critically reflect on approaches to risk management and metrics for monitoring and control in
Projects.
LO4: Critically assess mechanisms for software development process improvement through an
examination of software quality standards and maturity models.
LO5: Evaluate human factors and group dynamics in project environments.
LO6: Research and analyse multidisciplinary approaches to project management beyond technical
and procedural approaches.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - HUGHES B. & COTTERELL, M (2010) SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT: MCGRAW HILL, 6th ed.
Core - SCHWABER, K. (2004) AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT WITH SCRUM: MICROSOFT PRESS, 1st ed.
Core - SUTHERLAND, J. (2015) SCRUM: THE ART OF DOING TWICE THE WORK IN HALF THE TIME.: RANDOM HOUSE, 1st ed.
Core - STELLMAN, A. & GREENE (2014) LEARNING AGILE: UNDERSTANDING SCRUM, XP LEAN AND KANBAN: O’REILLY, 1st ed.
Core - COHN, M. (2005) AGILE ESTIMATING AND PLANNING: PRENTICE HALL, 1st ed.
Core - LEFFINGWELL, D. (2010) AGILE SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS.: ADDISON WESLEY, 1st ed.
Click here to view the LibrarySearch.