IT experts at the management and execution levels deal with a variety of IT projects that have a combination of software, hardware, communication, and information, and are defined, developed, delivered, and executed by one or more teams. Managing these projects may have significant difficulties. The purpose of this course is to acquaint IT students with the concepts of managing IT projects. In this course, students will learn how to work as an executor, manager, consultant or supervisor in the management of IT projects from definition to implementation and from delivery to maintenance. Another goal of this course is to acquaint students with common project management tools and software and discover their capabilities for managing IT projects.

Topics and Schedule

  • Introduction (2 sessions)
  • Overview of IT Project Management (1 session)
  • Business Cases (2 sessions)
  • Project Statement (2 sessions)
  • Project Team (2 sessions)
  • Domain Management Plan (2 sessions)
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) (2 sessions)
  • Project Scheduling and Budgeting (2 sessions)
  • Project Management Tools and Dashboards (1 session)
  • Standard of Project Management Knowledge Bodies (1 session)
  • Project’s Risk Management Plan (2 sessions)
  • Project’s Communication Plan (2 sessions)
  • Project’s Quality Management Plan (1 session)
  • Change Management, Resistance and Conflict (2 sessions)
  • Project’s Procurement and Outsourcing Management (1 session)
  • Project Leadership and Ethics (2 sessions)
  • Implementation and Completion Plan (1 session)
  • Maturity and Evolutionary Model and Agile Method of Managing IT Projects (1 session)

Exams and Course Project

  • Two exams (Midterm and Final): Comprising 60% of the total grade
  • One comprehensive course project: Comprising 40% of the total grade

Main Reference

  • Jack T. Marchewka. Information Technology Project Management. 5th Editon, Wiley, 2022.