Project Management of Computer-Based Systems

Ac.Year:ukončen 2004/2005
Language of Instruction:Czech
Public info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/RPS/public/
Private info:http://www.fit.vutbr.cz/study/courses/RPS/private/
Completion:examination (written)
Type of
Guarantor:Kreslíková Jitka, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS)
Lecturer:Kreslíková Jitka, doc. RNDr., CSc. (DIFS)
Instructor:Kubát Lubomír, Ing. (DIFS)
Martínek Zdeněk, Mgr. (DIFS)
Faculty:Faculty of Information Technology BUT
Department:Department of Information Systems FIT BUT
Software Engineering (PPS), DIFS
Substitute for:
Information Systems Project Management (IRP), DIFS
Project Management (MPR), DIFS
Learning objectives:
  To get view about purpose, role and all aspects of information system project management. To acquaint with detailed identification of basic techniques of project management and to practise these techniques by models occurrence with using of supportive tools. To create of definite conception about needs successful information systems of project management. To acquaint with software product metrics.  To acquaint with basic standards and norms project management.
  Basic conception of project management. Traditional project management methodologies. Principles, tools and techniques of project management. Project leadership. Defining the project. Planning, monitoring and controlling mechanisms and techniques for leadership and team building. Quality assurance and assessment of project products. Project management software support. Norms and the current standards in project management.
Subject specific learning outcomes and competencies:
  Student will be able to develop project management plans including risk analysis and migration plans, to identify monitoring and controlling mechanisms for IS projects, to describe how to allocate and re-allocate project resources, both for the target system and the development organisation, to track the schedule and budget to both quality and productivity. Student understands the relationships among quality assurance, configuration management and project documentation. Student overrule project and product process assessments and understends processes improvement techniques.
Generic learning outcomes and competencies:
  Student will sample the project roles and skills essential for effective Project Management. Student will learn how  to co-operate in project team (until 9 members/per team).
Syllabus of lectures:
  • Introduction. The project management framework. The project management knowledge areas.
  • Project definition.
  • Project scope management.
  • Project time management.
  • Project human resource management.
  • Project communication management.
  • Project cost management.
  • Project risk management. Project quality management.
  • Project procurement management.
  • Project integration management. Project closure.
  • Methods and proceedings used in project management. 
  • Software metrics. Norms and the current standards in project management.
  • Project management software support.
Syllabus of computer exercises:
  1. Introduction to MS Project.
  2. Quality management. 
  3. Introduction to Rational Unified Process.
Syllabus - others, projects and individual work of students:
  • Students will work in groups (8-9 students per team) to analyse a real-life problem and implement a solution as managed project. Milestones are continuously checked.
Fundamental literature:
  • Hallows J. Information Systems Project Management, 1998.
  • Kliem L., Ludin I., Robertson K.: Project Management Methodology, Marcel Dekker Inc., 1997
  • Duncan R.: A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge, Project Management Institute, 1996
  • Lorenz M., Kidd J.: Object Oriented Software Metrics, Prentice Hall, 1994, ISBN: 0-13-179292-X
Study literature:
  • Field M., Keller L.: Project management, Thomson Business Press, 1998
  • Baker K., Baker S.: Project Management, Alpha books, New York, 1998.
Controlled instruction:
  Two home assignments. Midterm test. Evaluated team project with defence, checked milestones of project. Final written examination.
Progress assessment:
  Midterm test - 10 points. Two home assignments evaluated - 8 points. Resultant project product - 32 points. Final examination - 50 points.

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