MGMT 453 Project Management Seminar
Information Technology Specialization

This seminar provides an analysis of approaches to project management in the field of Information Technology. Using contemporary project management software and theory, students will manage an IT project using a simulated case study. The seminar addresses various key stages of project management, including a proposal, schedule, budget, status reports, and a closing report.


Credits: 1


Hours: 15 (Lecture Hours: 15)




Non-Course Prerequisites:


MGMT 450


Detailed Course Content, Topics and Sequence Covered:
- Project proposal description
- Stakeholder register
- Project charter
- Work breakdown structure
- Project Schedule
- Project budget
- Risk factor register
- Project status reports
- Project closing Report
- Project summary presentation


Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate a practical working knowledge of how to manage a small IT project
- Create a small project charter and identify steps necessary to initiate a project
- Identify and project stakeholders and the steps necessary to engage project stakeholders
- Define project objectives and project scope
- Create a project schedule and budget
- Identify project risks
- Prepare a project status report that reflects simulated conditions
- Prepare a project-closing report that reflects simulated conditions
- Identify lessons learned from the project phases in order to apply such lessons to future big projects


Grading System: Letter Grades


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.