• 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
    • Dr Sabrina Caldwell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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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, understand leadership and management within the context of 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:

On 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 an understanding of 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 decide an appropriate project management approach for a project in a business context
  3. Demonstrate 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. Employ research, critical thinking and reflection to formulate and communicate an argument concerning project management concepts.
  5. Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration skills, and an understanding of the difference between leadership and management

Professional Skills Mapping
Mapping of Learning Outcomes to Assessment and Professional Competencies

Indicative Assessment

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

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed COMP2130 or COMP2120 or INFS2024 or COMP3110. This course is incompatible with COMP8110.

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.
  • 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.

Majors

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
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
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
2585 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

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