Key Principles of IT Project Management

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Extend your IT project management skills.

A follow up course to Introduction to IT Project Management, build the necessary skills to manage large-scale information technology projects, with a strong focus on the analytical side of project management.

This course may be stacked into a Master degree. 


Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Master Microcredentials, IT and Project Management

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Introduction to IT Project Management
Digital Credential

Why this course?

This microcredential, advances on the concepts covered in Introduction to IT Project Management, and will give you the skills to create an IT project management framework.


Together with its companion course,  this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity. 

Course content

Topics include:

  • Developing a project scope and schedule
  • Managing project quality, cost estimates and resources
  • Managing project risk and stakeholder  engagement
  • Project communications, reporting and defining project success measures.

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Introduction to IT Project Management, to stack into ‘Project Management (CSE5PM)’, a subject within the Master of Cybersecurity.  

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with basic skills in:

  • Scoping, scheduling and project cost management
  • Managing resources and project risks
  • Managing project quality outcomes
  • Stakeholder and communication management.                                         

Your study experience

This fully onlne microcredential is delivered over 4 weeks.  The total expected time commitment is 80 hours, which includes live sessions, extended reading and assessments.


The assessment for this course comprises:

  • Reflective evaluation of teamwork report (50%)
  • Project management plan and project presentation (50%).


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