Module Title:Project Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Mix of lectures, tutorials and workshops. Practical exercises with software tools in student's own time. Formative and summative assessments.
Module Aim: To introduce the student to the concepts and techniques of project management
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Calculate cost, productivity and quality metrics using different measures of size.
LO2 Estimate project cost and other resources, including tuning of cost models.
LO3 Identify, estimate and manage risk.
LO4 Develop a schedule and critical path and discuss the effect of delays.
LO5 Understand group dynamics and use it to best advantage.
LO6 Focus on quality and use PMBOK and ISO Standards.
LO7 Put into practice the various soft skills and techniques of project management.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Management
Stages; the Project Plan; probability of success indicator.
Management Skills
Leadership; problem-solving; time management; negotiation; stress management; staff selection; meetings and presentations; decision-making; management theories; motivation factors.
Types of metrics; function points and other measures of size; metrics calculation.
Cost Estimation
Expert opinion, analogy, algorithmic cost models; model tuning.
Risk Analysis
Identification, estimation, management and monitoring of risks; case studies.
Scheduling and Resource Allocation
Critical path analysis; charts and diagrams, tools.
Project Tracking and Control
Tracking mechanisms; when and how to control.
Group dynamics; personality issues; team formation; workplace.
Accelerated Development
Techniques; difficulties.
PMBOK; product quality and process quality; ISO quality standards; Prince2; Capability Maturity Model.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Individual Written Exam 1 10.00 Week 6
Examination Individual Written Exam 2,3 10.00 Week 11
Case Studies Take-Home Critical Path Exercises 4 5.00 Week 15
Examination Individual Written Exam 5,6,7 10.00 Week 20
Performance Evaluation Participation in class exercises and discussions 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 5.00 Every Week
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam No Description 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 60.00 End-of-Semester

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 20 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Estimated Learner Hours 20 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Total Hours 140.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 3 Mandatory