ITMG624 Information Technology Project Management (3 semester hours)

This course explores successful project management for information technology projects. The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models are defined including the waterfall, spiral, incremental release, and prototyping models. Students will differentiate between these models and apply corresponding project management methods to identify critical checkpoints and reviews. Risk management, as applied to technology projects, is examined. Key project indicators are discussed, and students will explore defining measurement criteria for determining critical success factors on a project. The course defines the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities and includes a tutorial for Microsoft Project. Emphasis is placed on the three dimensions of the information technology project constraints: scope, time, and cost. Students are recommended to have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site.

ITMG625 IT Project Management: Integration, Scope and Time (3 semester hours)

The course is an advanced study of project management; it takes a systems approach to project management and examines project integration, project management knowledge areas (domains), project life cycle, software development life cycles, phases, and process groups, such as project initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. This course also appraises the challenges and the techniques for managing scope on IT projects. This course also assesses methods, tools, and techniques to perform time management. Students must have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. Prerequisite: ITMG624.

ITMG626 IT Project Management: Cost and Communications (3 semester hours)

This course is an advanced study of the models, methods, principles, practices, and challenges pertaining to project life cycle cost management, including earned value management (EVM). This course also examines the process for developing project communications plans, and it analyzes various communications and technology tools to enhance project communications. Students must have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. Prerequisite: ITMG624.

ITMG627 IT Project Management: HR and Procurement (3 semester hours)

This course is an advanced study of Human Resource Planning and Development; it also analyzes various human resource organizational structures for project success. It appraises various theories of human motivation and applies these theories to develop effective project teams. This course also appraises the inherent risk in various kinds of contracts and examines the principles of effective contract creation and administration. Students must have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. . Prerequisite: ITMG624.

ITMG628 IT Project Management: Quality and Risk (3 semester hours)

This course is an advanced study of engineering high quality on IT projects. Quality does not happen; it must be planned, promoted, and practiced intentionally and deliberately. This course also examines the various models and methods for assessing and managing project risk. This course also applies both qualitative and quantitative risk analysis to minimize project risk. Students must have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. Prerequisite: ITMG624.

ITMG630 Project Management for e-Business (3 semester hours)

E-Business projects have become even more commonplace than the neighborhood bowling alley; e-Business development time lines have shrunk dramatically while costs have increased significantly. While traditional IT project managers have filled the gap, it should be recognized that e-Business introduces challenges over and above that of traditional IT project management. This course is a study of the project management framework related to e-Business, it includes: strategic planning, risk management, web content management, customer relationship management, security and privacy management, web usability, agile application development, application deployment, search engine optimization (SEO), internet marketing, and vendor management.