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Administrative Unit: Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department
Course Prefix and Number: CISS 365
Course Title: Project Management
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

An introduction to project management issues associated with information technology projects including project definition, organizational structures, risk factors, quality management and procurement management. Prerequisites: MGMT 254 and one of CISS 311,  CISS 320, or CISS 325.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

MGMT 254 and one of CISS 311,  CISS 320, or CISS 325.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered even Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Effective Project Management
By Wysocki, R. and McGary, R. (Wiley)
Quality Software Project Management
By Futrell, et. al. (Prentice Hall)
Information Technology Project Management
By Schwalbe, K. (Course Technology)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Summarize project management issues related to the project management life cycle, management of project teams, communication, scope, scheduling, resources, quality, risk, procurement, execution, and closure.
  2. Develop a business case for a moderately complex information systems project.
  3. Develop a project baseline plan for a moderately complex information system project.
  4. Collaborate as a team to plan and develop an information systems project.
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Identify risk factors and success factors.
  • Explain the role of project management.
  • Explain requirements of engineering.
  • Identify stages in the process life cycle.
  • Discuss project quality management issues.
  • Prepare a risk management plan.
  • Develop a set of metrics for project management.
  • Identify appropriate team organizational structures.

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Suzanne Tourville Date: November 15, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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