IT Project Management
Description: From the smallest to the largest organization, the electronic storage and flow of information is critical to the successful achievement of goals, objectives and the provision of products and services. To manage that delivery process, we now find the construct mechanism for the delivery of those products and services to be the “Project” rather than a series of non-integrated tasks. The increased dependence upon projects necessitates the need for both improved project management and oversight. The purpose of this course is to assist professionals in understanding the components of complex projects, manage those project components, and to form and lead a project team. Project Management tools and techniques will be introduced, discussed, and applied.
Learning Outcomes: Students who complete this course successfully will be able to do the following: • Build on a foundation of project management gained in previous study, describe complex issues that confront real-world IT project managers. • Integrate previous learning with perspectives on real-world challenges for IT project managers in order to identify and describe major IT project management issues. • Research and analyze what factors are important to the successful implementation of IT projects in the context of particular business strategies, and in a given business focus area, and how representative organizations within that business focus area seem to be taking advantage of various IT project management strategies and approaches over time and scale. • Develop and justify practical strategies, tools and practices that can lead to an adaptive approach to IT project management in a variety of settings, scales and diverse industry applications. • Describe resources available to the IT project manager to keep current with trends and best practices in the resolution of complex project management. • Summarize the research, analysis and findings in a formal, in-class presentation, and evaluate others’ presentations in the context of concepts learned during the course.