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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ISM6360
Tracking Number - 1666

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2007-03-27
  2. Department: IS/DS Department
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 1407-000-00
  5. Contact Person: Joan Moceri
  6. Phone: 9747770
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ISM
  9. Number: 6360
  10. Full Title: Project Management
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Project Management
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ISM 6021 Introduction to Information Systems
  23. Corequisites:
  24. 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.

  25. 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
  26. 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.

  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? YES, 4 times
  28. 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

  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Major Topics: Project Management for Information Technology

    Initializing the IT Project

    Project Management Principles / Mission Statements

    Project Charter and Baseline Project Plan

    Project Scope

    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

  32. Textbooks: Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value , 2nd Edition.

    By: Jack T. Marchewka, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006

    ISBN: 0-471-71539-5

    Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules.

    By: Steve McConnell, Microsoft Press, 1996

    ISBN: 1-55615-900-5

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
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