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Project Management for Informatics

Short name: PMI
SITS code: COIY066H7
Credits: 15
Level: 7
Module leader: Dave Wilson
Lecturer(s): Dave Wilson
Online material:

Module outline

This course is compulsory for all students on the MSc in Information Systems and Management. It is also available on the MSc in Information Technology. The course is run in mix mode, a number of issues being taught by lecture and current issues being examined in student led seminars. Students will also develop skills in exploring current research literature and develop confidence in presenting their critical views to an audience.


The module will develop students' understanding of Project Management in Informatics. Students will understand the key issues surrounding Project Management and Project Management practice in Information Systems projects. They will be aware of current issues in Informatics Project Management and develop confidence in assessing, presenting and discussing those in seminars.


  • Project Management (PM) and the SDLC
  • Estimating for Informatics Projects
  • Scheduling & resourcing
  • Current prctice in Large Information Infrastructure Projects
  • Critical Path, PM Tools
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Agility in Prroject Management



Timetables, locations and term dates

Programme specific timetables are listed in the handbooks available for each programme. Please consult the relevant programme page.

Enrolled students can find their personal teaching timetable and the location of classes on their My Birkbeck profile.


Essay (10%) presentation and seminar participation (10%)


Examination (80%): Essay (10%) presentation and seminar participation (10%)

Recommended reading

  • Lecturer prepared notes
  • Research Papers selected by the module convenor