Information Technology Project Management

MGMT X 418.26

This course covers the four major aspects of information technology (IT) project management: technologies, people, organizations, and procedures.

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What you can learn.

  • Prepare and describe project charter with justification
  • Identify project risks, and prioritize and define appropriate responses for tight control and management of projects
  • Define processes for reporting, controlling, and closing of projects
  • Apply analytical techniques, including work breakdown structure, PERT, critical path, Gantt charts, and earned value analysis, to manage their projects using factual based quantitative approaches

About this course:

This course covers the four major aspects of information technology (IT) project management: technologies, people, organizations, and procedures. Topics include project justification; planning; scheduling; budgeting; identifying and managing risks; reporting, controlling, and closing projects; project management tools, such as work breakdown structure, critical path, and earned value analysis; and Gantt and PERT charts. This course discusses IT-specific project management System Development Life Cycles (SDLC), as well as addresses essential project management-related topics, such as scope creep, project communications, expectation management, team management, and defining and managing project resources. Instruction presents portfolio management, business cases, and IT governance as well as the various project management software on the market, including Microsoft Project. The course includes hands-on individual and group projects, and covers the major project management processes outlined by PMI®'s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (6th ed.).
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Information Technology Project Management.

Background in IT field or two years of management experience; familiarity with and access to the Internet and some productivity software, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

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