This course provides the foundation for successful project planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of information technology. The course uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls in project management. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling and staffing, tracking and controlling, and software tools for project management.
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Marchewka, J. T. (2012). Information technology project management: Providing measurable organizational value (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley
Microsoft® Project 2010 (Virtual Desktop)
Microsoft® Visio® 2010 (Virtual Desktop)
Microsoft® Excel® 2010 (Virtual Desktop)
Microsoft® Word 2010 (Virtual Desktop)
Microsoft. (2010). Microsoft® Project 2010. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: Project Management
Define project and the project life cycle.
Explain the components of a project charter.
Demonstrate understanding of project objective and scope management.
Read Ch. 1, “The Nature of Information Technology Projects,” of Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measureable Organizational Value.
Read Ch. 3, “The Project Infrastructure,” of Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measureable Organizational Value.
Read Ch. 5, “Defining and Managing Project and Product Scope,” of Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measureable Organizational Value.
Read the Week One Read Me First.
Review articles found in the search criteria in the Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participate in class discussion.
Nongraded Activity and Preparation
Ensure you have access to the required software:
Microsoft® Project 2010
Microsoft® Visio® 2010
Microsoft® Excel® 2010
Microsoft® Word 2010
Note. The Virtual Desktops can be accessed on the student website.
Learning Team Instructions
Team Project (Preparation)
You will have learning team assignments related to your team project for Weeks Two, Three, Four and Five. These assignments are described below, and are also described in the Weekly Summaries, along with the associated points and due dates.
Complete a 12- to 16-page paper; different sections of the team assignment will be due different weeks. Include the following components in the paper:
Choose a project involving an IT requirement with multiple tasks and human resources. This project must come from a business situation—for example, hardware procurement and installation, network acquisition, implementation, or expansion—in which each Learning Team member contributes background details.
Project Charter (Due in Week Two, January 28, 2013)
This is a consolidated source of information which lays the foundation for successful completion of any project by identifying your project vision and communicating the overall approach for a project to all key stakeholder audiences.
At a minimum the charter will contain the following:
Background of the organization and any information or statement of needs that helps explain how the project came to be
Goals and objectives of the project in language that is both...
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