DICT – Information systems project Skills

Information Systems Project Skills is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will enable him/her to manage information systems projects. A candidate who passes this subjects is able to: Manage project scope using various techniques, Use project management software tools to prepare project schedules and Gant charts, Identify monitor and control project risks and Undertake an information systems project

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  1. Overview of an Information Systems Project
  • Definition of a project
  • Project management principles
  • Purpose of project management
  • Project roles and responsibilities
  • Information system project environment
  • Characteristics of Project
  • Examples of information system projects
  1. Information systems project lifecycle
  • Project identification
  • Feasibility study
  • Project selection
  • Project objectives
  • Project proposal
  • Project design
  • Project development
  • Project implementation
  • Project monitoring
  • Project review
  1. Project scope management
  • Scope definition
  • Scope verification
  • Scope control
  • Using a software tool to assist in project scope management
  1. Project planning
  • Components or a plan
  • Introduction to a case study
  • The project charter
  • Work plans
  • Control plans
  • Functions of a good project plan
  • Using software tools to assist in IS project planning
  1. Work breakdown structures
  • Determining project tasks
  • Creating work breakdown structures (WBSs)
  • Uses of WBSs
  • Task dependencies and relationships
  • Planning lime scales
  • The activity list
  • Methods of subdivision
  • Uses of WBS
  • Using software tools to assist in creating WBSs
  1. IS protect Estimation
  • Estimating accuracy
  • Estimating concepts and methods
  • Task-based estimation
  • Effort, productivity factors. influence factors
  • Using software tools to assist in IS project estimation
  1. Scheduling
  • Schedule concepts and methods
  • Network diagrams Precedence logic Estimate duration Network diagrams – PERT, CPM
  • Allocation of resources
  • Gantt charts and histograms
  • Using software tools to assist in scheduling and resource management
  1. IS project organisational structures
  • Organisational structures
  • Integrating project work and project organisational structures
  • Team management
  • Project team life cycle
  • Communicating
  • Project documentation
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Using a software tool to assist in organisation and communication
  1. IS project quality management
  • Quality management
  • Quality planning
  • Quality assurance
  • Quality control
  • Tools and techniques for quality control
  • Project quality factors
  • Overview of project management standards (PRINCE 2)
  • Software tools in project quality management
  • ISO certification
  • Change management
  • Using a software tool to assist in quality management
  1. Information systems project risk management
  • Risk identification process
  • Common sources of risk
  • Risk management tools and techniques
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • Using a software tool in risk management
  1. IS project implementation, completion and evaluation
  • Managing transition
  • Project evaluation
  • Team evaluation
  • Using a software tool to enhance project evaluation
  1. Emerging issues and trends

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