Strand 3: IT Systems

3.9: Introduction to Project Management

Information technology is a the center of the information revolution. But the role and impact of information technology in business can be conplex and confusing withour the help of clearly defined concepts. All projects should be based and planned using the PDLC (Product development life cycle). This topic will be covered before students start work on their 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 systems
  • Feasibility study
  • Requirement specification
  • Project schedule
  • Product design
  • Product development and technical documentation
  • Client and end-user evalation

Practical techniques

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