This unit (EPM5700) addresses the ways in which Information Technology (IT) can facilitate the project management process in different ways such as scheduling, planning, and monitoring and control. It focuses on the application of Project Management Information Systems such as software used for scheduling to support managing projects. Several useful project management tools and techniques for managing IT projects will be reviewed. In addition to these, students will learn about different project life cycle types suitable for managing IT projects such as adaptive lifecycle or agile methodology.

Unit details

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and appraise relevant economic models for selecting information technology projects;  
  2. Articulate and implement advanced project management concepts and methods to enable students to assist with planning and managing information technology projects;  
  3. Justify the selection of appropriate project life cycle types for a variety of project scenarios; and  
  4. Exemplify the skills required for the scheduling of a multi-disciplinary project.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Exercise Lab exercises (includes early assessment) 10%
Project Group Project 40%
Presentation Student Presentation 10%
Case Study Written Submission (2000 words approx.) 40%

Required reading

Planning and control using Microsoft Project 2013, 2016 & 2019 .
Paul Eastwood Harris (2019)

Further reading material will be provided by the instructor in class or through VU Collaborate.

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