Module Title:Project Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Mix of lectures, tutorials and project work to include reports, presentations and demos.
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 Evaluate and select from the range of project management methodologies and tools.
LO2 Demonstrate leadership and motivational skills together with a sound understanding of team dynamics.
LO3 Apply basic project management techniques such as cost and effort estimation, risk analysis, scheduling, etc.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Management Skills
Leadership; motivation; negotiation; decision-making, etc.
Project Management Methodologies
Range of methodologies examined with special focus on Agile and Lean frameworks.
Project Management Tools
Best-in-class vs free/freemium tools - support for task management, team collaboration, email integration, document management, mobile app, third-party integration, etc
Project Teams
Team structures; team dynamics; workspace ergonomics.
Size & Metrics
Function points and other measures of size; metrics calculation with special focus on cost and productivity metrics.
Risk Analysis
Identification, estimation, management and monitoring of risks.
Cost Estimation
Range of estimation techniques examined; tuning of cost model.
Scheduling and Resource Allocation
Charts and diagrams; critical path analysis.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment30.00%
Project30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Written Exam 3 30.00 Week 11
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Review of Management Methodologies & Tools 1 30.00 Week 6
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Final Examination 1,2,3 40.00 End-of-Semester

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.93
Total Hours 125.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCCIT_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information Technology Management 5 Mandatory
CW_KCCSY_D Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management 5 Mandatory