Project Management (ISTN31E) – 8 credits

This module is part of the first IS major.

Offered at:  Westville (first semester), Pietermaritzburg (first semester),

Prerequisite Requirement:  ISTN211 and ISTN212

Aim:  To enable students to manage information systems projects. This module builds on ISTN211 and prepares students for actual project management in the capstone Major project module ISTN31B.

Content:  Topics include some of the following: Project Management Life Cycle; Business case & charter, Teams; Scope; Scheduling; Quality; Risk; Resources; Change management; Execution; Closure.

Practicals:  Exercises on the above topics.

Assessment:  1.5 h exam (60%), tests/assignments (40%).  Students must obtain at least 40% for the examination.

Duly Performed Requirement:  Students must obtain a class record mark of at least 40%.

For further information, please refer to the College of Law and Management Studies handbook.

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