IS40890 Project Management

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module provides management skills and techniques for information professionals involved in the design and development of information systems such as websites and apps. It covers the tools and processes essential to successful project management, including the ability to think critically and strategically about the management of resources, people, projects and technology, and to take into account organisational culture within IT projects.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Understand theories, principles and techniques of project and personnel management
2. Demonstrate core management skills, such as project identification, planning and scoping
3. Understand the issues and techniques involved in leading and managing teams and working with stakeholders
4. Demonstrate skills in project budgeting, communication and documentation
5. Think critically about their potential role as managers within IT projects

Indicative Module Content:

What Is Project Management?
Identifying the Project
Determining Goals and Objectives
Gathering Requirements
Determining Deliverables
Formulating the Scope Statement
Leading and Managing Teams
Project Management
Leadership Skills
Working with Stakeholders
Creating and managing a project team
Project Planning
Project Budgeting
Communication and Documentation: with the team, with the client,
Project completion

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Approaches to teaching and learning includes: lectures, active/task-based learning, peer and group work, and case-based learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Create a one page Brainstorm to propose a new technology that will produce engaging and immersive experiences to promote the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland Week 2 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: Write a high level report to explain which Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodology is the most appropriate to develop a new Hospital Patient Management System (HPMS) Week 4 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Assignment: In your assigned team, create a Project Scoping Plan (PSP) for a new website, app or other similar software project of your choice. Week 6 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Brendan Spillane Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Tues 16:00 - 17:50