Module Code: H06SPM
Long Title IT Project Management
Title IT Project Management
Module Level: LEVEL 6
EQF Level: 5
EHEA Level: Short Cycle
Credits: 5
Module Coordinator: EUGENE O'LOUGHLIN
Departments: School of Computing
Specifications of the qualifications and experience required of staff  
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Select projects using techniques from Project Integration Management
LO2 Effectively manage time in an IT project
LO3 Effectively manage scope in an IT project
LO4 Effectively manage cost in an IT project
LO5 Effectively manage quality in an IT project
LO6 Understand key facilitating functions to support IT project management
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is required before enrolment on this module. While the prior learning is expressed as named NCI 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
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Entry requirements  

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction to Project Management
• Definition of a project and the role of the project manager. • Describe the keys elements of the project management framework.
Project Integration Management
• Identifying potential projects. • Methods for selecting projects Plan
Project Scope Management
• Defining scope. • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). • Validating and controlling scope.
Project Time Management
• Sequencing activities. • Estimating activity duration. • Developing the schedule. • Critical Path Method. • Programme Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT). • Controlling the schedule.
Project Cost Management
• Basic principles of cost management. • Estimating costs. • Determining the budget. • Controlling costs.
Project Quality Management
• Planning quality management. • Tools and techniques for quality control. • Modern quality management. • Improving IT project quality.
Project Management Facilitating Functions
• Human resources management. • Risk management. • Communications management. • Procurement management. • Stakeholder management.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Assessment60.00%


Full Time

Assessment Type: Practical (0260) % of total: 40
Assessment Date: Every Week Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
Assessments will consist of practical laboratory work on a weekly basis.
End of Module Assessment
Assessment Type: Terminal Exam % of total: 60
Assessment Date: End-of-Semester Outcome addressed: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Non-Marked: No
Assessment Description:
End-of-Semester Final Examination
No Workplace Assessment
Reassessment Requirement
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.

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


Module Workload

Module Target Workload Hours 0 Hours
Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial No Description 1 Every Week 1.00
Lecture No Description 2 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Study 7.5 Every Week 7.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Weekly practical lab work. 1 Every Week 1.00
Lecture On-line or classroom delivered class. 2 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Study 89 Every Week 89.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Schwalbe, K.. (2014), Information Technology Project Management, 7th. Cengage, [ISBN: 1-133-62722-6].
  • Project Management Institute (Corporate Author). (2013), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Pmbok Guide, Project Management Inst, [ISBN: 978-1-935589-67-9].
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Office of Government Commerce. (2009), Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2., The Stationery Office Books, [ISBN: 113310595].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
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