IT Project and Change Management

Subject ISYS90050 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

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

This subject is not offered in 2013.

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

10 hours per week.





Recommended Background Knowledge:


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Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject covers management of information technology 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:

  • Design software life-cycle processes and team structures based on the characteristics of individual projects
  • Develop detailed project plans, schedules, and budgets, estimate project resources, allocate/coordinate resources, and describe interface with management
  • Apply tools and techniques of project planning and management, including the use of project management software
  • Design and apply quality assurance activities for the variety of artifacts produced during a project life-cycle
  • Identify, evaluate, and control risks associated with projects
  • Describe the human and organizational implications of change and explain the organizational change process and the limitations of projects and change agents
  • Describe ways of overcoming resistance and handling politics

  • Two presentations in tutorials during the semester(10%)
  • Participation in discussions at the end of each tutorial (10%)
  • Assignment at the beginning of the semester (5%)
  • Team based project extending a project management case study (25%)
  • 2-hour written, closed book examination,during the Examination period (50%)

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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.

Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Information Systems
Master of Geographic Information Technology
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Systems
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Information Technology
Master of Philosophy - Engineering
Master of Science (Information Systems)
Ph.D.- Engineering
Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems
Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Software)

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