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; CISS 320 or CISS 325.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
MGMT 254; CISS 320 or CISS 325.
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Offered even Fall.
Most current editions of the following:
Effective Project Management
By Wysocki, R. and McGary, R. (Wiley) Recommended
Quality Software Project Management
By Futrell, et. al. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
Information Technology Project Management
By Schwalbe, K. (Course Technology) Recommended
Course Learning Outcomes
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.
Develop a business case for a moderately complex information systems project.
Develop a project baseline plan for a moderately complex information system project.
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
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.