IS Project and Change Management

Subject 615-682 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 3 hours per week
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week.

615-681 Business Analysis, Modelling, and Design


Sufficient to qualify for entry to the 100-point Master of Information Systems
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Department of Information Systems
Subject Overview:

This subject covers management of projects and leading project teams and associated change management roles, tasks and processes. Topics include the project life cycle, project tasks and deliverables, defining a project charter from a business case, project scheduling, critical path analysis, resource levelling, risk management, quality assurance, testing and project delivery including post implementation reviews. The limits of projects as change agents will also be covered.

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. develop detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets, estimate project resources, allocate/coordinate resources, and describe interface with management.

2. apply tools and techniques of project planning and management, including the use of project management software.

3. describe the human and organizational implications of change and explain the organizational change process and the limitations of projects and change agents

4. describe ways of overcoming resistance and handling politics.


Written assignments and project work totaling no more than 6000 words due during the semester (60%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (40%). Further details will be made available to students prior to the commencement of the subject.

Prescribed Texts: There are no prescribed texts for this subject.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Students should have developed skills in literature search and analysis, critical thinking and independent learning.

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Related Course(s): Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems (Coursework)

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