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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Iqbal Gondal


The 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 and researching advance topic.


On completion of this unit, students will:

  1. Understand the fundamentals of projects
  2. Know the range of roles of people involved in a development
  3. Know the different phases of project planning, scheduling and controlling
  4. Understand network techniques for managing projects
  5. Understand and apply estimation techniques
  6. Understand the quality aspects of an IT project.
  7. Appreciate the need for structure and organisation in project management
  8. Apply network techniques for managing projects
  9. Apply estimation techniques to practical cases
  10. Use a range of commercial software tools to implement software project management techniques
  11. Evaluate software project management tools
  12. Undertake research into topics and techniques associated with project management
  13. Understand the importance of team work in managing projects
  14. Recognise the importance of leadership and problem solving skills


Assignment: 40%
Examination (3 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Iqbal Gondal

Contact hours

This unit has no on campus requirement


BUS5150, Translation set GCO5807

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