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, show you how to apply them to designing IT projects, and present alternative approaches that have emerged, especially in the management of information systems projects.
Project Management Institute. (2013). Annex A1: The standard for the project management of a project. In A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) (pp. 417–461). Newtown Square, PA: Author.
Resource for MGSC 419v3
Defining Projects and Project Management
Kiel, M. (1995). Pulling the plug: Software project management and the problem of project escalation. MIS Quarterly, 19(4), 421–447.
Supplementary reading for Lesson 2
The Planning Process Group
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The Launching Process Group
Establishing a Project Portfolio Management Process