Project Management for IT Professionals: Education and Training Issues

  • Angela Lecomber
  • Arthur Tatnall
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 444)


Information Technology Project Management is becoming an increasingly important skill for all IT professionals and one that can be imparted through either education or training. This paper begins by looking at what is involved in project management and the two main approaches to project management: PMBoK and PRINCE2. We outline a core postgraduate subject in IT-based degrees at Victoria University and how this attempts to handle both concepts and practice, and a PRINCE2 training course. The paper then examines the issues involved in each of these approaches and the benefits and drawbacks of each.


IT Project Management PMBoK PRINCE2 Education Training Agile 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela Lecomber
    • 1
  • Arthur Tatnall
    • 2
  1. 1.Victoria University and See DifferentlyAustralia
  2. 2.Victoria UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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