Advanced Topics in IT Project Management (INFO6010)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit will explore the limitations of IT project management and the most promising techniques to overcome project failure. It will start by reviewing case study research showing we have reached the limits of traditional IT project management practice. The theoretical base will be completed by exploring the finding that senior management have more impact on success than traditional approaches.
Participants will be introduced to and learn to apply the most promising tools and techniques needed to govern IT projects. The topics reviewed will include:
1) strategy,
2) organisational change,
3) project sponsorship,
4) programme management,
5) performance measurement,
6) culture
7) portfolio management.
8) Relevant Australian and International Standards on IT/Project Governance and new industry methodologies around portfolio, programme and change management will be reviewed.

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Further unit of study information

Classes

Lecture 2 hrs/week; Tutorial (applied workshop) 1 hr/week; E-Learning 1 hr/week.

Assessment

Through semester assessment (50%) Final Exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

INFO6007, OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management

Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.