Project Management for Computer Professionals
Run by School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
10.000 Credits or 5.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr David Edward Perkins
Overall aims and purpose
This module will introduce learners to the main concepts behind project management. The learners will examine the main project management methodologies used in current business practice. The module will also allow learners to understand the requirements of practical project management in terms of the main stages through which a typical project will progress.
Indicative content includes:
● Project Manager characteristics
● Project Management methodologies: Scrum, Agile, PRINCE2
● An introduction to the main themes of project management: Organisation, Planning, Quality Management, Risk management, Change Management
● Use of technology in project management
● Methods of reflection on individual and group performance.
Equivalent to 40%. Uses key areas of theory or knowledge to meet the Learning Outcomes of the module. Is able to formulate an appropriate solution to accurately solve tasks and questions. Can identify individual aspects, but lacks an awareness of links between them and the wider contexts. Outputs can be understood, but lack structure and/or coherence.
Equivalent to the range 60%-69%. Is able to analyse a task or problem to decide which aspects of theory and knowledge to apply. Solutions are of a workable quality, demonstrating understanding of underlying principles. Major themes can be linked appropriately but may not be able to extend this to individual aspects. Outputs are readily understood, with an appropriate structure but may lack sophistication.
Equivalent to the range 70%+. Assemble critically evaluated, relevent areas of knowledge and theory to constuct professional-level solutions to tasks and questions presented. Is able to cross-link themes and aspects to draw considered conclusions. Presents outputs in a cohesive, accurate, and efficient manner.
Understanding of the processes of stakeholder identification, budget and risk analysis
Examine, compare and contrast project management methodologies.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
The tutor directed student learning will be supported by online learning materials hosted or signposted on VLE.
The classroom-based element will include student-centred learning methods such as interactive lectures, case studies, group discussions and practical workshops.
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
Subject specific skills
- Knowledge and understanding of facts, concepts, principles & theories
- Recognise legal, social, ethical & professional issues
- Knowledge and understanding of commercial and economic issues
- Knowledge of management techniques to achieve objectives
- Deploy tools effectively
- Work as a member of a development team
- Development of general transferable skills
- Methods, techniques and tools for information modelling, management and security
- Defining problems, managing design process and evaluating outcomes
- Principles of appropriate supporting engineering and scientific disciplines
Barker, S., 2013. Brilliant PRINCE2: What You Really Need to Know About PRINCE2 . Pearson.
Billingham, V., 2008. Project Management: How to Plan and Deliver a Successful Project . Studymates Ltd.
Buttrick, R., 2013. The Project Workout: The ultimate handbook of project and programme management . Prentice Hall
Carroll, J., 2012. Agile Project Management In Easy Step s. In Easy Steps Ltd.
Morgan, J. and Dale, C., 2013. Managing IT Projects For Business Change: From Risk to Success . BCS.
Stark, E., 2014. Project Management For Beginners: Proven Project Management Methods To Complete . Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- H115: BSc Applied Cyber Security (Degree Apprenticeship) year 2 (BSC/ACS)
- H119: BSc Applied Cyber Security (Coleg Cambria) year 2 (BSC/ACSC)
- H116: BSc Applied Data Science (Degree Apprenticeship) year 2 (BSC/ADS)
- H120: BSc Applied Data Science (Degree Apprentice - Coleg Cambria) year 2 (BSC/ADSC)
- H300: BSc Applied Software Engineering (Deg Apprenticeship GLlM) year 2 (BSC/ASE)