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Managing IT Projects

duration Duration: 1 teaching period

unit code Unit Code: SWE30010

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

This unit of study aims to expose students to the range of project management practices that are used in contemporary software development projects, so that they learn and understand the major issues that project managers have to handle.


Project management issues

  • Scope, time, cost, quality
  • Risk
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Estimation techniques
  • Project planning techniques

Risk management

  • Common project risk categories
  • Risk identification and prioritisation

Managing risks using spikes

  • Quality management
  • Defect identification and classification
  • Quality reviews
  • Defect reporting
  • Change logs


  • Size and complexity metrics
  • Metric tools
  • Relationships between defect and metrics
  • Tracking and reporting

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