Models of IS Project Management

Subject 615-684 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Block Mode (taught on weekends) equivalent to 36 hours for the semester
Total Time Commitment: 10 hours per week

Students who are enrolled in the two year 200 point Master of Information Systems must have completed 50 points of study to enrol in this subject.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject examines three advanced topics in the field of project management:
1. Project planning, scheduling, estimation and control techniques.
2. Project management models including the use of methodologies, outsourcing, procurement and project management office arrangements.
3. Project governance processes, models and techniques including risk management, value management, reporting and change management and stakeholder management
This subject builds upon the knowledge acquired in 615-659 Advanced IS Project Management. The subject seeks to ensure students develop skills, knowledge that can be directly applied in their work as project management practitioners and that they can apply techniques and models appropriately to their work context.

Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
1. Apply a range of project management planning, controlling, scheduling and estimation techniques recognising in which context these techniques are useful to project success.
2. Understand how project management methodologies assist in contributing to project success and be able to critique a methodology.
3. Develop expertise in a range of techniques associated with the governance of a project. In particular students should be capable of undertaking risk assessments of their project, define the value of their project in business terms, be capable of identifying and managing the various stakeholders to the project, and be able to report project status effectively to their stakeholders.


A project action plan of 2000 words (30%) due near the beginning of semester, and a project report of 4000 words due near the end of semester (30%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (30%); and a participation mark (10%).

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: Students should develop skills in analysis, critical thinking and independent learning and confidence at presenting to a business audience.
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Notes: Basic knowledge of MS-Project is required for this subject.
Related Course(s): Master of Business Administration/Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems (Coursework)
Master of Information Systems/Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: R05 RI Master of Science - Information Systems

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