3.9 Intro to Project Management

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All IT development requires a management method. Knowledge and understanding of the product development life cycle (PDLC) should be used as a framework to develop an IT solution for the internal assessment. It is recommended that this topic is covered before students start work on the project.

IT concepts to address in this topic

Theoretical fundamentals
• Client, end-user, developer
• Data collection techniques for content and product design, citing of sources
• Role of testing and processes used
• Technical and end-user documentation (manuals)
• End-user training

The product development life cycle (PDLC)
• Investigation of existing system(s)
• Feasibility study
• Requirements specification
• Project schedule
• Product design
• Product development and technical documentation
• Client and end-user evaluation

Practical techniques
• Appropriate design techniques
• Data capture
• Product testing and debugging

Source: Information technology in a global society guide. 2012 onward.

Learning Goals

  1. EXPLAIN the challenges associated with IT project development.
  2. EXPLAIN the steps of the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  3. EXPLAIN the methods used to manage IT projects.
  4. CONSTRUCT PERT and GANTT charts to model a project's schedule.
  5. CONSTRUCT ERD and DFD diagrams to model an IT system.
  6. DISCUSS appropriate project management techniques and decisions.

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Required Reading

Information Technology in a Global Society, Stuart Gray. 1st Edition. © 2012 Stuart Gray. ISBN 9781468023619. Pages Insert Page Numbers Here.This textbook has been developed independently of the International Baccalaureate ® This book was written specifically for the ITGS course, covering technical systems, social impacts and ethical issues, and each area of application.

Digital Planet: Tomorrow’s Technology And You, George and Ben Beekman. 10th Edition. © 2012 Pearson Education. ISBN 9780132091251.
Pages Insert Page Numbers Here. This book explains how various technologies work, how they are used to solve problems and extend human capabilities, and how our ever-growing network of digital devices affect our lives, our world, and our future.

Gift of Fire, Sara Baase. 4th Edition. (C) 2013 Pearson Education. ISBN 978013249267-6.
Pages Insert Page Numbers Here. This book examines the Social, Legal, and Ethical issues related to Computing Technologies.

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