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MMIS 533 : Advanced Topics in Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Advanced Topics in Project Management
Managing projects is not an easy task. Managing software development projects is even more demanding. Software development project managers are prone to a number of common mistakes. Some of these mistakes are not exclusive to software development, but they are more prevalent and could be more damaging. This course explains the steps involved in establishing and managing a software project. It provides coverage of key topics that must be addressed in managing a software development project. It highlights the unique considerations of software development projects, and it explores software project management activities from product concept through development and implementation. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

The goal of this course is to provide students with an understating of software development project management best practices and the unique considerations of the software development life cycle that may impact project management. The course is designed to help students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a project team, understand the relationship of software development to overall project management, and understand the software process.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.

After completing this course, a student should be able to: Explain the relationship between software development and project management ) Compare and contrast the software development life cycle with the project life cycle. Understand different approaches in managing and optimizing the software development process. Outline efficient techniques for managing the different phases of the systems development life cycle. Apply the use of software application to facilitate the management of the software development project. Evaluate software project management practices within an organization and recommend practical improvements based upon your evaluation. Produce specific sections of the plan used to manage the software development and maintenance efforts.

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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
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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