Analytics application development have been an essential knowledge concentration of information systems (IS) higher education. Therefore project management skills for such IS development become a sought area of graduate capability development. Analytics project management is indispensable for enhancing planning, scheduling, controlling, monitoring and delivering effective business-specific analytics applications leveraging business decision making in all areas of business operations.
The unit enables skills and understanding for managing analytics projects, planning and scheduling resources and analysis and acting upon different tasks of an effective analytics systems and management. Reinforcing the importance of a thorough understanding of contemporary project management techniques and the alignments of technical and human factors, the unit equips with both the management of analytics projects and the use of computer software in the management of these and other IT projects.

Unit details

Study level:
Postgraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
BCO7003

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Devise a charter and project plan that respond to an authentic business analytics application development scenario integrating best practice project management techniques;  
  2. Evaluate critically client requirements in terms of decision support requirements and develop a professional standard project schedule using project management software that responds to client needs;  
  3. Investigate, analyse and synthesise complex project risks through detailed project analysis supported by the use of project management software; and,  
  4. Integrate various business analytics design principles and concepts of project management to address complex contemporary system design challenges in local, national and global settings.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Project proposal and scheduling an analytics project management activity 25%
Exercise Lab exercises for Analytics projects leading to a full-placed project plan documentation (group) 35%
Project Project scheduling and report (40%), and presentation (10%) (group) 40%

Required reading

Information Technology Project Management 9th edn
Schwalbe, K., (2019).
Cengage Learning

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