CYT260 - Project Management

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Last revision date Oct 13, 2020 9:08:44 AM
Last review date Oct 13, 2020 9:08:44 AM

Subject Title
Project Management

Subject Description
This course is an introduction to the terminology, life cycles and core processes involved in the management of cybersecurity-related projects. Students learn the responsibilities that a project manager has during the development and implementation of a project.  Students gain the required skill sets the Project Manager needs in order to successfully meet project goals and milestones. Theory is supported by hands-on practice with scheduling tools, software and processes commonly used.

Credit Status
One Credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Assess projects against organization’s strategic plans, documenting the business needs and justifications for the project.
  2. Explain the impact of project scope and quality.
  3. Develop project documentation including goals, deliverables, constraints, performance criteria and resource requirements.
  4. Implement project management processes, lifecycle phases and the embodied concepts, tools and techniques in order to achieve success in Cybersecurity projects from project initiation to closure.
  5. Recognize project control procedures, resource management, change management, issue management and risk management plans.
  6. Identify, analyze, and refine project costs to contribute to a budget and control project costs.
  7. Identify variances and take timely action to deal with problems and opportunities.
  8. Anticipate and respond to work packages/story challenges inherent in large-scale, multi-national or virtual team projects.
  9. Interact with team and stakeholders in a professional manner, respecting differences, to ensure a collaborative project management environment.

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