Project Management and Information Technology

    Unit code: EPM5700 | Study level: Postgraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Online Real Time
    VU Brisbane
    VU Sydney


    This unit 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.

    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.


    For Melbourne campuses

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

    Required reading

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

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