• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science, Software Engineering
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Sabrina Caldwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course aims to provide students with sufficient knowledge of the basic principles of software project management that they may support a project manager to carry out the project administrative functions of a program office, lead and manage an agile project development team, and understand the context in which project management is conducted. Many of the skills gained are of use outside formal project management environments.
 
Key topics:
  • Leadership,  Management, Professionalism, Ethics and Teamwork

  • Communication

  • Project Context

  • Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK)

  • Agile Project Planning

  • Agile Project Management

  • Project Scope Management

  • Quality & Risk Management

  • Project Control and Governance

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and describe the impact  of business  context on a software development project, including understanding  the role professional ethics plays in the conduct of a successful project
  2. Evaluate the features of traditional and agile approaches to managing software development to synthesise  an appropriate project management approach for a project in a business context
  3. Apply key project management skills such as scope determination; task decomposition; effort estimation, schedule creation and tracking;  progress reporting;  and management of risk and quality
  4. Use research, critical thinking and reflection to formulate and communicate  an argument   concerning project management concepts.
  5. Demonstrate improved  leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills

Indicative Assessment

  1. Small group assignments incorporating written and oral components  40%
  2. Workshop participation 10%
  3. Written examination 50%

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Workload

Up to twelve two-hour lectures, twelve one-hour lectures, twelve two-hour workshop sessions, plus 5 hours independent study per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a Master of Computing. You cannot enrol in this course if you've completed COMP3120.

Preliminary Reading

  • Jeff Patton and Peter Economy. User story mapping: discover the whole story, build the right product. O'Reilly, 2014.
  • Jim Highsmith. Agile Project Managment. Addison-Wesley, 2010.
  • Robert K. Wysocki. Effective project management: traditional, agile, extreme. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.
  • Michele Sliger and Stacia Broderick. The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility.
  • Cynthia Stackpole Snyder. A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide 5th Edition, 2013.
  • Bertrand Meyer. Agile! The Good, the Hype and the Ugly. Springer, 2014.
  • Erik Larson and Clifford Gray. Project Management: The Managerial Process. 5th Edition, 2011.

Specialisations

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2017 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
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
4782 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

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