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MGMT 492 : Information Systems Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Information Systems Project Management
Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this course presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, this text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. In this course, students apply all nine project management knowledge areas: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management; all five process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling; and closing to information technology projects.

The overall course goal is to introduce students to the art and science of project management as applied to a variety of business and technology settings. The merger of technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills for the successful projects is emphasized. 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.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Define project and differentiate a project from an ongoing process.

2. Apply the process model of initiation-planning-execution-control-closure and the integration of the nine knowledge areas.

3. Demonstrate knowledge 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.

4. Discuss the nature and attributes of information technology projects and articulate similarities and differences between IT projects and other types of projects.

5. Justify an IT project by establishing a business case.

6. Develop key project management documents such as project charter, project plan, and work breakdown structure.

7. Estimate task durations, establish task interdependencies, and assign resources.

8. Draw and analyze a network diagram.

9. Identify IT project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.

10. Identify troubled IT projects and avoid IT project escalation and De-escalate.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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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
Denise Bollenback - 2/5/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/5/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/5/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management 1. Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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