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CIS5310 IS/ICT Project Management

Semester 1, 2021 Online
Short Description: IS/ICT Project Management
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Business
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 020399 - Information Systems not elsewh
Grading basis : Graded


Examiner: Abdul Hafeez-Baig


Enrolment is not permitted in CIS5310 if CIS8010 has been previously completed.


The management of the projects deals with the development and implementation of business processes to accommodate the business needs and requirements. Students entering the IS/ICT (Information Systems/Information Communication Technologies) project management domain should be able to apply and review evolving project management methodologies and frameworks, taking into consideration new technologies, tools, techniques, personnel and the implications associated with new projects. This course enables students to successfully manage IS/ICT projects based on the context of the project plan-driven approaches. It is the only course with a focus on IS/ICT project management issues, consequently it is essential if students wish to engage in IS/ICT project management.


The course introduces and reviews IS/ICT project management frameworks and methodologies. Participants will learn about the IS/ICT management frameworks and the ten project management knowledge areas across the project management lifecycle of initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing. The course will also examine critical aspects of IS/ICT management, security management, team management, ethical considerations, change management and ethical considerations.


On successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. explain and apply core concepts associated with IS/ICT project management and project management framework for the definition, documentation and successful completion of IS/ICT projects;
  2. utilise skills and knowledge areas to successfully manage an IS/ICT project;
  3. create and develop a project plan based on industry needs;
  4. critically select and apply appropriate project management software to manage IS/ICT projects;
  5. explain the ethical implications associated with IS/ICT project management for successful IS/ICT project management;
  6. collaborate and effectively communicate with peers and team members, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Project management in the IS/ICT context 10.00
2. ICT project management processes and process groups 20.00
3. Project management knowledge areas 25.00
4. Use of project management application 10.00
5. IS/ICT Project management in the context of ethical issues and project team work environment 10.00
6. Implication of time, scope, cost, quality, and risk for IS/ICT projects. 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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Schwalbe, K 2019, Information technology project management, 9th edn, Cengage Learning, Boston, Massachusetts.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
Project Management Institute 2017, A guide to the project management body of knowledge, 6th edn, Project Management Institute, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Directed Study 100.00
Independent Study 65.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Online Quiz 1 10 5 16 Mar 2021 1,2
Online Quiz 2 10 5 19 Apr 2021 1,2
Assignment 1 100 45 17 May 2021 2,3,4,5 (see note 1)
Assignment 2 100 45 04 Jun 2021 3,4,5,6 (see note 2)

  2. ASSIGNMENT 2 (PM WRITTEN REPORT) This is the last day of the semester (before the start of the examination period).

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    While there is no strict attendance requirements, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks. (Depending upon the requirements in Statement 4 below, students may not have to satisfactorily complete each assessment item to receive a passing grade in this course.)

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.

  6. Examination information:
    This is a closed examination. Candidates are allowed to bring only writing and drawing instruments into a closed examination.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    Not applicable.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Referencing in assignments: Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide at

Date printed 18 June 2021