Module Details

Module Code: PROJ C8015
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: This module examines the various approaches to software project management. The role of people in software production is examined and techniques for estimating and measurement are also appraised. In addition, a number of pitfalls, common to early software development activities, are highlighted and ways to avoid them are addressed.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Scope and define projects
MLO2 Develop project plans
MLO3 Recognise the triple constraints of project management (time/scope/cost) and devise how to balance these often competing goals
MLO4 Apply best practices in managing project risks
MLO5 Evaluate the limitations/benefits of adopting traditional and alternative approaches to software project management
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 life cycle and frameworks; success and failures
Process groups and knowledge areas, reasons for project failure.
Project initiation and scope management
 
Planning/control in the project lifecycle; team roles and responsibilities
 
Time and cost management
 
Project risk management
 
Quality Assurance within software project management
 
Agile and plan-driven techniques for software project management
 
Project closeout techniques and procedures
 
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
Final Examination60.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The coursework will involve a written report, and participants working in a team to create a project plan ideally for a collaborative (cross module) project and monitoring the progress of the project against the project plan.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,3,5
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 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
End-of-Semester Final Examination

Part Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 1,2,4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The coursework will involve a written report, and participants working in a team to create a project plan ideally for a collaborative (cross module) project and monitoring the progress of the project against the project plan.
Assessment Type Short Answer Questions % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Every Second Week Learning Outcome 1,3,5
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 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcome 1,3,4,5
Duration in minutes 120
Assessment Description
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 2.00 2
Practical Contact Students will use project management tools to manage projects based on case studies or other modules. 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
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading of lecturer recommended information sources Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
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 2.00 2
Practical Contact Students will use project management tools to manage projects based on case studies or other modules. 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
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading of lecturer recommended information sources Every Week 1.00 1
Independent Study Non Contact Students will prepare answers to tutorial questions and practical exercises Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 
Module Resources
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Pressman, R.S.. (2014), Software Engineering: A Practitioner's Approach, 8th ed.. McGraw-Hill, [ISBN: 0078022126].
  • Ian Sommerville. (2015), Software Engineering, 10. Addison Wesley, [ISBN: 9781292096131].
  • Mitch Lacey. (2016), The Scrum Field Guide, Pearson, [ISBN: 9780133853629].
  • Mike Cohn. (2009), Succeeding with Agile:Software Development Using Scrum, Addison Wesley Professional, [ISBN: 9780321579362].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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