Project Management for Computer Scientists - COM00030H
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- Department: Computer Science
- Module co-ordinator: Prof. James Woodcock
- Credit value: 10 credits
- Credit level: H
Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
The aim of the module is to equip students with the knowledge required to manage technical projects through well-established project management techniques in a variety of different contexts.
Module will run
||Autumn Term 2019-20
The aim of the module is to equip students with the knowledge required to manage technical
projects through well-established project management techniques in a variety of different contexts.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- Identify success criteria for a project, and evaluate the project against these.
- Develop a project schedule.
- Assess, analyse and manage (commercial and other) risks in the project.
- Apply an appropriate framework to demonstrate understanding of professional, legal, ethical, social and environmental impacts of a project
- Understand the core concepts of cybersecurity management.
An understanding of robust project management techniques to include:
- Defining measurable project objectives
- Stakeholder identification and engagement
- Project planning and scheduling
- Budget management
- Efficient resource allocation
- Contract, IPR and ethical considerations
- Risk categorisation and mitigation
- Project evaluation
- Cybersecurity standards and data protection
- Structured approach to security risk and business continuity
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Special assessment rules
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Peer feedback in seminars
- The Mythical Man Month, Fred Brooks, Addison-Wesley, 1975
- Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling, Harold Kerzner, Wiley, 2013
- Agile Project Management: A Nuts and Bolts Guide to Success, Anthony Mersino, Vitality Chicago, 2015.
- Ethics in computing : a concise module, Kizza, Joseph Migga, Switzerland : Springer, 2016
- Cyber-Risk Management, Refsdal, A., Solhaug, B., Stølen, K., Springer, 2015