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FIT2002 - Project management

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Information Technology

Leader(s): Mr Daniel Waghorn (Berwick); Dr Henry Linger (Caulfield); Associate Professor Chung-Hsing Yeh (Clayton); Dr Iqbal Gondal (Gippsland); Mr Thomas O'Daniel (Malaysia); Mr Jan Meyer (South Africa)


Berwick Second semester 2009 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2009 (Day)
Clayton Summer semester B 2009 (Day)
Clayton Term 4 2009 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2009 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
Sunway First semester 2009 (Day)
Sunway Second semester 2009 (Day)
Singapore Second semester 2009 (Off-campus)
South Africa Second semester 2009 (Day)


This unit provides both a theoretical and practical overview of processes involved in managing large projects, with particular emphasis on projects common to the information technology industry. Topics include the project life cycle, problem definition, project evaluation, high and low level planning. team building and people management, monitoring and control, reporting and communication, termination and assessment.


At the completion of this unit students will have knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The roles of systems analysts and designers system development;
  2. Various system development methodologies;
  3. The processes of systems analysis and design in structured and object-oriented systems development methodologies and life-cycles;
  4. Planning and problem definition in simple information technology problems;
  5. The principles of systems design, and the relationship of systems design to systems analysis;
  6. The criteria that can be used to evaluate the quality of a model of a system;
  7. The purpose of different types of models in the UML;
  8. The role and application of automated tools in systems modelling.

At the completion of this unit students will have developed attitudes that enable them to:
  1. Appreciate that a range of valid solutions exist for any given problem.

At the completion of this unit students will have the skills to:
  1. Model and design logical and physical systems using industry standard object oriented techniques;
  2. Interpret and evaluate systems analysis and systems design models created using both structured and object oriented techniques.
  3. Create analysis and design models using the main elements of the unified modelling language (UML);
  4. Develop and practice the skills and competencies necessary to undertake a requirements analysis for a business application;
  5. Apply problem solving techniques at different levels of abstraction and understand the effect this may have on a system specification;

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
  1. Explain the interdependence and relationships between all stake-holders in the systems development process.


Exam 60%;
Practical assignment work: 40%

Contact hours

4 x contact hrs/week


Completion of at least 24 points of level one study or equivalent as determined by the Chief Examiner.


FIT2039, BUS2176, CSE2203, GCO3807, MMS2203, CPE2006, BUS2170, BUS2174, CIV3205, GCO3807, GEG3104, GSE3003, AFW3043, BEG3640, BEW3640, FIT3086

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