IT Project Management

Course Overview:

The concepts and use of project management tools, techniques and methodologies are becoming all-pervasive. This course addresses project management in the context of IT projects, including software projects.

Using the framework of project life cycle, the course covers various aspects pertaining to:

(i) ProjectInitialization,

(ii) Project Planning and Scheduling,

(iii) Project Monitoring and Control, and

(iv) Project Termination.

For planning and scheduling of projects, the use of project network and estimation of time and cost are covered in detail. Scheduling of projects with resource limitations is covered next. Risk assessment methods including simulation and risk reduction approaches are also be covered.

The students will be required to use the software @risk to simulate project completion times. The use of Earned Value Analysis for Project Monitoring and Control is emphasised. For Software Project Management, the Waterfall Model and Agile Project Management are covered in detail.