Module Title:Project Management
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:7
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught by lectures, class discussions, case studies, problem-solving exercises, project work and self-directed learning.
Module Aim: The aim of the module is to provide students with a clear understanding of the concepts, techniques, knowledge and skills required for the management of modern software projects.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Evaluate the range of project management methodologies available and make an informed choice.
LO2 Apply basic project management techniques such as cost and effort estimation, scheduling, risk analysis, etc.
LO3 Evaluate the wide range of tools currently available and make informed choices.
LO4 Apply leadership, motivation and decision-making skills. Understand the importance of people management, team dynamics, collaboration and communication.
LO5 Demonstrate understanding and familiarity with the Project Management Body of Knowledge as it relates specifically to software development projects.
Pre-requisite learning
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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Project Management Methodologies
Range of methodologies examined with special focus on Agile and Lean frameworks. Overview, suitability and popularity.
Project Management Skills
Leadership and motivational skills, decision-making, negotiation, problem-solving, etc.
Risk Management
Identification, estimation, mitigation and monitoring of risk.
Cost Management
Importance of metrication, cost estimation methods, tuning of cost model.
Scheduling
Work breakdown and task sequence, schedule, charts.
Project Teams
Team structures, team dynamics, workplace ergonomics.
Project Management Tools
Overview and evaluation of tools based on task management, team collaboration, email integration, document management, third-party integration, mobile app, etc.
Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
Purpose and contents. Agile practice extension.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
Project60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Written examination 2,4,5 40.00 Week 12
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A review of Project Management Methodologies. Deliverables are a Report and a Powerpoint Presentation. 1 30.00 Week 4
Project A review of Project Management Tools. Students work in small teams. Each team will focus on a particular class of tool. Deliverables are a group Report, a joint Powerpoint Presentation and individual Demos of selected tools. 3 30.00 Week 8
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 4.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 13.47
Total Hours 250.00
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_KCIAD_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 3 Mandatory
CW_KCIAD_D Bachelor of Science in Computing in Interactive Digital Art and Design 3 Mandatory