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MMIS 532 : Practicum on Project Management Tools

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Practicum on Project Management Tools
Project managers are expected to manage projects and measure their performance and success using the triple constraint of time, cost and scope/quality. While the triple constraint is necessary, it is not enough. Projects that are delivered on time, within budget and meet scope specifications may not necessarily perceived to be successful by key stakeholders. That is why metrics and key performance indicators have become increasingly integral project management tools, especially with the current advances in information technologies. This course is designed to introduce students to key performance indicators and other metrics that project managers may use to measure project success before it is too late. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

The goal of this course is to help students gain an understanding of the different metrics and key performance indicators that may be used in the context of project management and how to utilize those metrics and key performance indicators to lead a successful project.

After completing this course, a student should be able to: Explain the need for project management metrics and performance indicators Identify metrics and key performance indicators used within the context of project management and describe how they assist project managers in monitoring and controlling project Discuss the role of technology in monitoring and evaluating the success of a project Describe some of the technology tools used in monitoring and evaluating project performance and success Describe value based project management

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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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