MGSC 419v2: Information Technology Project Management Report a Broken Link

Project management is one of the most important skills for managers in organizations today. Project management in Information Technology (ITPM) is also growing in importance. Project management is one of the skills IT executives are looking for in potential employees. Even if you are not an IT professional, you are likely to be involved in IT projects if you work in an organization. Therefore, understanding ITPM is critical for IT and non-IT workers alike.

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to traditional project management tools and techniques, and then to present alternative approaches that have emerged, especially in the management of information systems projects.

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Required Readings
TechTarget. (2007). Definition for the term Gantt chart.
Phillips, R. R. (January 23, 2007). Making a Gantt chart with Excel.
Supplementary Readings
Wideman, M. R. Wideman Comparative Glossary of Project Management Terms v3.1

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Supplementary Readings
Trietsch, D. (2005). Why a critical path by any other name would smell less sweet: Towards a holistic approach to PERT/CPM. Project Management Journal, 36(1), 27-36. This is a well-balanced critique of CCPM. Trietsch does not suggest that we throw out the whole concept, but that we must approach use of CCPM thoughtfully and with care. He points out some particular areas of concern.