Digital project management is about making things happen in a digital world. The role of a digital project manager is to bring multidisciplinary teams together through effective leadership, empowerment, facilitation and communication. It’s a complex role that requires a unique skill set. The job requires an understanding from a strategic perspective of why you should do a project, what technology could be used to achieve it, what it could look like, how it could work, and importantly for clients, how much it will cost and when it could be delivered. This subject explores the emerging use of Lean and Agile mindsets for project management, where speed to market is often a priority and sustainable work practices are a given. Comparisons are made between traditional Waterfall methods of managing projects and more adaptive frameworks that support rapid product deployment. Team collaboration to deliver outcomes that solve client problems and meet market requirements is key to being agile. This is the future of project management: responsive, disruptive, nimble and customer-focused.
|Academic unit:||Faculty of Society & Design|
|Subject title:||The Digital Project Manager|
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Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
- Show competency in Lean and Agile mindsets for rapid product deployment
- Appreciate project team collaboration using scrums and sprints
- Apply an Agile approach on a designated IT case study
- Explore application of adaptive frameworks/tools on non-IT projects
- Discuss applications for Agile in disaster recovery or humanitarian projects
|Written Report||Assignment 1||40%||Week 6||1, 3.|
|Written Report||Assignment 2||40%||Week 11||1, 4.|
|Activity §||Class Tutorial||10%||First on-campus block||1, 2.|
|Activity §||Class Tutorial||10%||Second on-campus block||1, 5.|
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Students should begin preparation in week 1 by reviewing the iLearn website especially the Resource List
Changing (Adaptive) Project Environment - Increasingly, technology is infused in the innovations delivered by organisations to achieve their strategy. The result is that the types of projects are changing as are the required skills and how we deliver projects. Organisations are adapting to these changes with adaptive project management approaches such as Agile and Lean. Many are guided by the Agile Manifesto.
New Tools, Techniques and Processes - Students are introduced to the tools, techniques and processes that enable adaptive project management such as Trello software and Kanban boards.