Technical & Project Management

MGMT X 418.26 IT Project Management

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 A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (5th ed.).

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