Module Details

Module Code: SWRE C7005
Full Title: Software Project Management
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner:: Bernadette Brosnan
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: Students completing this module will be able to assess the issues involved in and apply appropriate techniques to managing software projects.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss the fundamental issues of software project management.
MLO2 Compare and contrast project management frameworks.
MLO3 Create project plans using appropriate planning techniques.
MLO4 Track Project progress using monitoring and control techniques.
MLO5 Identify common sources of risk in software projects and discuss risk management techniques.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Project management overview
Definition, skills, triple constraint, approaches, reasons for project failure, project teams.
Project Lifecycle
Process groups and knowledge areas, relationship with software development lifecycle, project management frameworks.
Estimating
Purpose, difficulties, techniques - story points, velocity, use case points.
Release Planning
Agile planning onion, feature and date driven release planning, prioritising user stories.
Iteration Planning
Velocity and commitment driven iteration planning.
Project monitoring and control
Tracking release and iteration plans - burndown charts, burnup charts, task board, iteration review and retrospective.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
Final Examination50.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Prepare release plans, including a release plan for semester 6 Project module.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Perform iteration planning monitoring and control ideally based around a project from another semester 5 module.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will submit and present answers to selected tutorial questions on an ongoing basis.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Written end of semester exam.

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 8 Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Perform Release planning.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Perform iteration planning.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 15
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Week Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will submit answers to selected tutorial questions on an ongoing basis.
No Project
No Practical
Final Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 50
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,2,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Written end of semester exam.
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Project management concepts and techniques will be presented. Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact Students will use project management tools to manage projects based on case studies or projects from other modules.They will also prepare project plans for their semester 6 project. Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact Students will present answers to tutorial questions which will cover topics from lecture material. Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises. Every Week 5.00 5
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Project management concepts and techniques will be presented. Every Week 1.00 1
Practical Contact Students will use project management tools to manage projects based on case studies. Every Week 1.00 1
Tutorial Contact Students will present answers to tutorial questions which will cover topics from lecture material. Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises. Every Week 5.00 5
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Mitch Lacey. (2016), The Scrum Field Guide, Pearson, [ISBN: 9780133853629].
  • Mike Cohn. (2005), Agile Estimating and Planning, [ISBN: 9780131479418].
  • Craig Larman, Bas Vodde. (2016), Large-Scale Scrum, Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 9780321985712].
  • Mike Cohn. (2009), Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum, Addison Wesley Professional, [ISBN: 9780321579362].
  • Ian Sommerville. (2015), Software Engineering, 10. Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 9781292096131].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources