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MMIS 531 : Information Systems Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Information Systems Project Management
Managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, this course provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. This course provides an information system orientation for project management. It stresses information systems as a whole, not just software development. The course explains some of the key concerns of project manager as the project develop through the project life cycle. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to understand how to combine their technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills to effectively lead a project. Where applicable, the information delivered in this course is compliant with ISO 9000, 10000 series standards and the Project Management Institute-generated Project Management Body of Knowledge (the PMBOK).

After completing this course, a student should be able to: Apply the process model of initiation-planning-execution-control-closure and the integration of the nine knowledge areas identified in the PMBOK. Demonstrate knowledge in project management and the nine skill areas of Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications, Risk, Resources, Procurement, and Project Integration, emphasizing the inputs, tools and skills, and outputs involved with each skill area. Discuss the nature and attributes of information technology projects and articulate similarities and differences between IT projects and other types of projects. Justify an IT project by establishing a business case. Develop key project management documents such as project charter, project plan, and work breakdown structure.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/23/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/23/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts.
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