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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ISM6360
Tracking Number - 1666
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- Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-27
- Department: IS/DS Department
- College: BA
- Budget Account Number: 1407-000-00
- Contact Person: Joan Moceri
- Phone: 9747770
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Prefix: ISM
- Number: 6360
- Full Title: Project Management
- Credit Hours: 3
- Section Type: C -
Class Lecture (Primarily)
- Is the course title variable?: N
- Is a permit required for registration?: N
- Are the credit hours variable?: N
- Is this course repeatable?:
- If repeatable, how many times?: 0
- Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Project Management
- Course Online?: -
- Percentage Online:
- Grading Option:
R - Regular
- Prerequisites: ISM 6021 Introduction to Information Systems
- Course Description: The objective of this course is to become familiar with fundamental issues for managing project management and to develop an understanding of the overall processes of dealing with competing demands in information technology environments.
- Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Project Management Leadership has become a highly sought-after skill, specifically in the area of Information Technology (IT). IT leaders (CIO's VP's) serving as industry advisors met with our Information Systems faculty in December 2006 and listed Proje
- What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This is an elective course for majors in the MS in Information Systems program.
This is also an elective course in the MBA program.
Enrollment has been above average for all MS electives.
- Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? YES, 4 times
- What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Information Systems
Knowledge of Project Management in the context of Information Technology
- Objectives: This course covers project management for information technology. The general objective of this course is to become familiar with the fundamental issues for managing project management and to develop an understanding of the overall processes of dealing with competing demands in information technology environments. A group project allows the team members to develop and exercise skills appropriate for managing an information systems related project. The group project is a case designed to (1) be completed in a single semester, (2) provide reasonable group/team coordination and interaction and (3) challenge you to communicate, negotiate, influence and solve common project management problems. In-class team exercises reinforce the fundamental principles of project management.
- Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to manage the project management life cycle specifically in the context of information technology. Students will learn the relative importance of communication with project stakeholders, negotiation with all stakeholders for resources, and influencing stakeholders in the absence of authority. Students will learn the principles and knowledge areas of project management.
- Major Topics: Project Management for Information Technology
Initializing the IT Project
Project Management Principles / Mission Statements
Project Charter and Baseline Project Plan
Work Breakdown Structure – Project Estimation
Project Schedule and Budget
Managing Project Risk
The Human Side of Project Management
Stakeholders and Responsibilities
Project Communication, Tracking and Reporting
IT Project Quality Management
Managing Organizational Change – Resistance
Project Procurement Mgmt and Outsourcing
Project Implementation, Closure, and Evaluation
Leadership and Ethics
Function Point Analysis
Critical Chain Scheduling
- Textbooks: Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value , 2nd Edition.
By: Jack T. Marchewka, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006
Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules.
By: Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press, 1996
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