Information Technology Project Management covers fundamental concepts and applied techniques for effective management of information technology development and implementation projects. Students will develop practical competencies with industry-standard software tools and techniques, applying traditional PM frameworks (e.g., Waterfall, Rational) and contemporary (e.g., Agile-based) techniques to the planning and monitoring of information technology implementation projects.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Conduct initiation research and requirements gathering using business cases and charters to better understand those requirements.
- Conduct initial project planning activities evaluating project requirements and accurately forecast project costs, timelines, and quality to demonstrate understanding of these activities.
- Analyze project requirements and implement project management processes including; successful resource, communication, and change management using contemporary (e.g., Agile) methodologies but also address other approaches (e.g. Waterfall).
- Demonstrate effective project execution and control techniques including the proper use of project management software.
- Evaluate project details and then conduct project closure activities to obtain formal project acceptance.
- Apply ethics and professional responsibility to project management decision-making processes.
- Demonstrate effective organizational leadership.