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Unit of study_

INFO6010: Advanced Topics in IT Project Management

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.

Code INFO6010
Academic unit Computer Science
Credit points 6
INFO6007 OR 3-5 years working experience in IT Project Management
Assumed knowledge:
Students are assumed to understand the role of IT projects.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain promising approaches of managing IT projects
  • LO2. contribute to the body of literature
  • LO3. apply the most promising tools/methodologies to support top management and overcome project failure
  • LO4. describe the limitations of current approaches
  • LO5. evaluate future innovations to overcome project failure.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.