INS 401 Project Management



Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
1. describe project management planning;
2. describe project scheduling;
3. explain management of project resources;
4. discuss project procurement, monitoring and execution; and
5. explain project communication and time management;

Course Contents
Introduction to Project Management. The Project Management Lifecycle. Project management and systems development or acquisition. The project management context, technology and techniques to support the project management lifecycle, and Project management processes. Managing Project Teams: Project team planning, Motivating team members, Leadership, power and conflict in project teams, and Managing global project teams. Managing Project Communication and enhancing team communication. Managing Project Scope: Project initiation, how organisations choose projects, activities, and developing the project charter. Managing Project Scheduling: Common problems in project scheduling, and Techniques for project scheduling. Managing Project Resources: Types of resources (human, capital, time), and techniques for managing resources. Project quality and tools to manage project quality.

Managing project risk and tools for managing project risk. Managing Project Procurement: Alternatives to systems development, External acquisition, Outsourcing-domestic and offshore, Steps in the procurement process, and Managing the procurement process. Project Execution, Control and Closure: Managing project execution, monitoring progress and managing change, Documentation and communication, and Common problems in project execution; Managing Project Control and Closure: Obtaining information, Cost control, Change control, Administrative closure, Personnel closure, Contractual closure and Project auditing