Course Syllabus Information Technology Project Management ISYS 663 Spring 2018 Instructor Nasser Shahrasbi Department of Information Systems Office: BUS 309 College of Business Web: San Francisco State University E-mail: [email protected] 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 Class Notes, Online Test, and Assignments: Class Time & Location This course will be offered in two sections. However, students are strongly advised to participate in their own sections/hours. Switch between classes is NOT possible! Section 01- BUS 214 (TH 09:30- 12:15) Section 02- BUS 204 (TH 4:00- 6:45) *Important: Please note that attending the first 2 weeks of the class is mandatory! Those who fail to attend the first two weeks or more than two nonconsecutive classes throughout the semester will be administratively dropped from class! Prerequisites ISYS 363 is the prerequisites for this class. However, students are strongly suggested to take ISYS 463 and ISYS 569 before this class. Office Hours: BUS 309- TH 2:00-4:00 PM Or by Appointment.
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Course Description and Learning Objectives Course Description Organizations increasingly invest in information technology (IT) to gain operational efficiency and competitive advantage. In the US, companies spend more than $250 billion each year on IT projects. On average, IT investment accounts for about 40% of a company’s annual capital expenditure. Despite the large investment, the majority of IT projects have failed to achieve development goals on time and within budget. Effective management of IT project is a serious organizational challenge. IT project management knowledge and skills have been identified as one of the most important competencies for today’s IT professionals. This course examines the unique characteristics of IT projects and introduces the student to a variety of project management techniques that can be applied in an IT project context. Managing scope, time, cost, quality and risk will be explored. The course will also address the specific challenges associated with ERP software implementation, open source software adoption projects, and outsourced projects. Learning Objectives and Outcomes The primary goal of this course is to provide students an understanding of project management principles and techniques and how to apply them effectively in Information Technology projects. Students are required to document, analyze, and present real world IT development processes and projects as a team project. A secondary goal is to introduce students to software that is used in IT project management like Microsoft Project and SAP Project System. Finally, the third goal is to reinforce the understanding of working with teams and team dynamics.
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