Syllabus 748 Spring 2017 Jan 27th 2017 V3.pdf

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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Business Administration BUS ADM 748: Managing Information Technology Projects ( Spring 2017 ) Version: January 29th 2017 748 Syllabus Page 1 of 7 Course Information : Title: Managing Information Technology Projects Course Number: BUS ADM 748-001 Prerequisites: Bus Adm. 747 ( required ) PLUS BA 749 & one programming course ( desirable ) Meet on: Tuesday 5:30-8:10 p.m. in LUB S231 Instructor Information : Name: Hugh Morris Office Location: LUB S401 Office Hours: On request Cell Phone: (414) 902-0069 E-mail Address: [email protected] Course Materials : Kathy Schwalbe , Information Technology Project Management (EIGHTH edition), Course Technology–Cengage Learning, Cambridge, Mass, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1-285- 45234-0 ( required ). A&D High Tech (A): Managing Projects for Success case study, Kellogg School of Management–Northwestern University, Mark Jeffery, Derek Yung, Alex Gershbeyn, Product #: KEL156-PDF-ENG. Binnj on the Apple iPad case study, Ivey School of Business, Univ. of Western Ontario’s Canada, Derrick Neufeld, Ken Mark, Product #: 910E24-PDF-ENG These cases can be purchased at ( required ) Course Content : Course Objectives and Description Information in today’s world is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology (IT) projects requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this course seeks to present an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, one cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This course attempts to provide up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage, especially, IT projects. The objectives are: Develop a clear understanding of the triple constraint of project management – Scope, Time, Cost ; the genesis of project management; and its importance to improving the
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Business Administration BUS ADM 748: Managing Information Technology Projects ( Spring 2017 ) Version: January 29th 2017 748 Syllabus Page 2 of 7 success of Information Technology (IT) projects. Examine ( ten ) key knowledge areas of project management— project integration , scope , time , cost , quality , risk , human resource , communication , stakeholder , and procurement management within the context of IT projects (including outsourced/off-shored projects). Acquire a fair understanding of the key project management process groups and process activities– project initiating , planning , executing , monitoring/controlling , and closing .
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