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Course Details

Course Code: ITMG624 Course ID: 2756 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores successful project management for information technology projects. The System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) models are defined including the waterfall, spiral, incremental release, and prototyping models. Students will differentiate between these models and apply corresponding project management methods to identify critical checkpoints and reviews. Risk management, as applied to technology projects, is examined. Key project indicators are discussed, and students will explore defining measurement criteria for determining critical success factors on a project. The course defines the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities and includes a tutorial for Microsoft Project. Emphasis is placed on the three dimensions of the information technology project constraints: scope, time, and cost. Students are recommended to have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course of study, the student will be able to;

CO#1: Analyze foundation principles of project management based on project life cycle models.

CO#2: Analyze attributes of IT project management and Portfolio Management

CO#3: Deconstruct key element of a project charter and Statement of Work (SOW)

CO#4: Analyze processes of project risk management with Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

CO#5: Analyze processes of realistic scheduling and estimation accuracy.

CO#6: Examine key components of a high performance project team with effective project communications.

CO#7: Summarize project success factors and applicable tools, techniques, and successful project metrics.

CO#8: Examine key components of Enterprise Project Management (EPM), Project Management Offices (PMO), and successful requirement engineering methods.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 1- Introduction to Project Management 7.50 %
Week 2 - Project Portfolio Management 7.50 %
Week 3 SOW Essay 7.50 %
Week 4 Risk Management 7.50 %
Week 5 -Project Planning 7.50 %
Week 6 -Effective Project Communication 7.50 %
Week 7 - Project Success Factors - Controlling the Project 7.50 %
Week 8 -Enterprise Project Management & Project Management Office 7.50 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.