This short course is a module from the Information Capability Management (ICM) PgCert, PgDip, MSc course. It is delivered by Cranfield University on behalf of the Defence College for Military Capability Integration, Defence Academy.
You will develop knowledge and skills in key academic concepts of management and resources. You will learn to:
- plan, estimate and carry out programmes of information systems development
- work to time
- budget and quality targets in accordance with appropriate standards
The modules currently offered in connection with this MSc reflect the needs of our business however they may change or be withdrawn due to research developments, legislation changes or for a variety of other reasons, depending on the year of entry. Changes may also be designed to improve the student learning experience or to respond to feedback from students, external examiners, accreditation bodies and industrial advisory panels.
Core content includes:
- programme management
- project management
- project teams
On successful completion of this module you will be able to:
- critically appraise the management of projects involving the development and implementation of information systems in order to co-ordinate a portfolio of projects that achieve benefits of strategic importance
- critically analyse project management roles and responsibilities from a senior team leadership perspective in order to be able to identify areas for improvement
- evaluate approaches to programme and project management to determine sound practice
- critique real life experience of programme and project management in order to determine the factors that generate project success
This course will develop you as an information professional, enabling you to be more effective in the development of information systems.
Completion of this module will earn 10 credits towards an information capability management named award (PgCert, PdDip or MSc). This module is accredited by Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).
In preparation for attendance on this course, you will need:
- a first or second class honours degree or equivalent in science, engineering or mathematics. Alternatively, a lesser qualification together with appropriate work experience may be acceptable
- to complete the Foundations of Information Systems module
If you are seeking a MOD funded place, you will need to demonstrate in your application that there is a clear business need to undertake the course.