Course Content and Outcome Guide for CIS 245
- Course Number:
- CIS 245
- Course Title:
- Project Management - Information Systems
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Course DescriptionStudy practical approaches for managing, planning, organizing and implementing Information Systems projects using modern management techniques. Complete hands-on projects requiring management of project resources, scope, time-line, cost, scheduling, human and other resources. Use Microsoft Project and other project monitoring tools. This course is one of the Project Management series that includes CAS 220, MSD 279, and BA 255. Project management is a broad term that can include many areas of business. Recommend: CIS 122, MSD 279, and CAS 220. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is one of the Project Management series that includes CAS 220, MSD 279, and BA 255. Project management is a broad term that can include many areas of a business. In this course the focus will be on the application of modern project management techniques for information technology projects. The course will review topics such as project life cycle, cost and time estimation, project organization, and project control within information technology arena.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Recognize, trace and resolve IT related crises using project management software
2. Identify the impact of IT projects on the performance of the organizations
3. Manage the phases and infrastructure of IT projects
4. Develop strategies to calculate risk factors involved in IT projects
5. Use project management software to control the design, implementation, closure, and evaluation of IT projects
6. Estimate, plan, calculate, and adjust project variables
Course Activities and Design
This course is presented by means of:
- on-campus lectures or distance learning materials,
- on-line discussion sessions,
- individual case study assignments,
- and team collaboration projects.
Students will be required to manage software project teams, be managed by others and to use essential project management tools to complete the assignments and projects.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed based on their skills to provide logical solutions to scenarios, lab assignments, quizzes, and written tests
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
• History of project management
• Techniques for gathering, organizing and analyzing data to formulate IT project objectives
• Tools and techniques to create master plans to fulfill the project objectives
• Techniques for assessing project risks
• Cost, time, and resource estimation techniques for IT projects
• Strategies used to provide adequate resources to complete IT projects
• Techniques for organizing a task force and controlling its activities
• Strategies used to monitor a projects progress, problems, and deal with its possible failures
• Documentation standards for progress activities based on factual reporting.