Information Systems Project Management – KASNEB Syllabus

PAPER NO. 17   INFORMATION SYSTEMS PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 GENERAL OBJECTIVE

This paper is intended to equip the candidate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable him/her to manage information systems projects.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

A candidate who passes this paper should be able to:

  • Manage project scope using various techniques
  • Use information systems project management software
  • Initiate, develop and manage information systems projects
  • Identify, monitor and control project risks
  • Prepare project schedules using project management software tools
  • Manage information systems project procurement process

CONTENT

Introduction to information systems project

  • Overview of a project
  • Characteristics of project
  • Examples of information systems projects
  • Project management principles
  • Purpose of project management
  • Information systems project environment
  • Project personnel roles and responsibilities

Information systems project lifecycle

  • Project identification and selection
  • Project planning
  • Feasibility study
  • Project objectives
  • Project proposal
  • Project design
  • Project development
  • Project implementation
  • Project monitoring and control
  • Project review and evaluation

Project scope management

  • Scope definition
  • Scope verification
  • Scope control
  • Constraints and assumptions
  • Using software tools to assist in project scope management

Project planning and scheduling

  • Overview of project planning and scheduling
  • Features of a good project plan
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Determining project tasks
  • Schedule milestones
  • Establishing task dependencies and relationships
  • Materials and equipment management
  • Tools and techniques for project planning and scheduling
  • Using software tools to assist in project planning and scheduling

IS project estimation

  • Concepts of information systems project estimation
  • Problems of overestimation and underestimation
  • Basis for information systems project estimation
  • Tools and techniques for project estimation
  • Using software tools to assist in project estimation

IS project resource management

  • Overview of information systems project resources
  • Resource planning
  • Resource allocation framework
  • Information resource portfolio management
  • Resource schedules
  • Cost management
  • Materials and equipment management
  • Using software tools to assist in resource management

IS project organisational structures

  • Overview of organisational structures
  • Integrating project work and project organisational structures
  • Project team lifecycle
  • Team management
  • Using software tools to assist in project organisation

IS project quality management

  • Overview of IS project quality management
  • Project quality factors
  • Quality planning, assurance and control
  • Tools and techniques for quality control
  • Overview of project management standards (PRINCE 2)
  • ISO certification
  • Using software tools to assist in quality management

IS project communication management

  • Overview of communication management
  • Establishing effective project communication
  • Progress reporting
  • Report writing
  • Managing communication with stakeholders
  • Using software tools to assist in project communication management

IS project risk management

  • Common sources of risk
  • Risk identification process
  • Risk management tools and techniques
  • Risk analysis
  • Risk monitoring and control
  • Using software tools in risk management

IS project procurement management

  • Overview of procurement planning process, tools and methods
  • Requesting for proposal and quotations
  • Evaluation of proposals and quotations
  • Contracting and contract administration
  • Using software tools in project procurement management

IS project implementation, completion and evaluation

  • Project evaluation
  • Team evaluation
  • Project documentation
  • Change management
  • Using software tools to assist in project evaluation

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  1. l would wish to register for the online classes for project planning and management as a professional course. free structure please

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