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G64SPM Software Project Management
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  09/10

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students on the Masters courses in IT, in particular those undertaking the MSc in Management of IT.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Must be registered for taught postgraduate programme

G64ICP Introduction to Computer Programming 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This course considers the activities which are required, and the tools which are available, to manage commercial software development projects. Systems analysis is presented as a way of gathering and structuring information such that the required specification corresponds closely to the users' requirements. Systems design is then presented as a technique for transforming the specification to a form in which it can be implemented. Real case studies will be used to illustrate many of the tools and techniques introduced. Module Web Links:
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:

    ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
    Lecture 12 weeks1 per week2 hours

    Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

    Further Activity Details:
    Tutor led hours 22, student-directed hours 23, coursework 30.

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 60 1 hour examination 
    Coursework 1 40 Case studies and problem solving questions 

    Dr E Ozcan

    Education Aims:  This module aims to give students an understanding of the tools and techniques which may be used to manage software development projects and design commercial software.

    Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge and Understanding: * knowledge of the practice of constructing large systems and managing the process of construction * understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of system specification, design and implementation tools and resources Intellectual Skills: * the ability to effectively analyse requirements for a range of systems, using appropriate tools and techniques Professional Skills: * the ability to work effectively and ethically with users Transferable Skills: * the ability to solve hardware/software analysis problems and write detailed reports on the solutions adopted

    Offering School:  Computer Science

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