• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Lynette Johns
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of project management as it applies to managing small software development. Through the course students will gain a basic understanding of the importance and role played by project management in successful software development.

Students will be introduced to the following aspects of project management related to managing small software development:

  •  the strengths and weaknesses of traditional and agile approaches to project management
  • leadership and management as applied to small teams of software developers
  • professionalism, including ethics
  • business context and its impact upon software development
  • the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) - PM Skills and Processes
  • project planning, control and reporting
  • quality and risk management
  • team work and people skills


Through the course students will gain sufficient knowledge of the basic principles of software project management that they may support a project manger to carry out the project administrative functions of a program office and understand the context in which project management is conducted.

Indicative Assessment

Written assignment (20%) Oral presentation (20%) Written examination (60%) Progressive exercises ()

During Semester 1, 2014, the ANU will be piloting the use of the text matching software 'Turnitin'. Several courses have been selected to pilot Turnitin during the Semester 1 teaching period.

 

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin will not be mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students.

 

For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.


The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

Twelve two-hour lecture and workshop sessions, Thirteen one-hour lecture/workshop sessions, and seven two-hour small group tutorial / workshop sessions.


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2130 or INFS2024 or COMP3110

Preliminary Reading

Cynthia Snyder Stackpole (2010), "A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide"

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2190
2005 $2190
2006 $2190
2007 $2298
2008 $2592
2009 $2850
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2952
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3234
2004 $3234
2005 $3288
2006 $3426
2007 $3426
2008 $3426
2009 $3426
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4025 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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