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ITMG626 - IT Project Management: Cost and Communications

Course Details

Course Code: ITMG626 Course ID: 4091 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an advanced study of the models, methods, principles, practices, and challenges pertaining to project life cycle cost management, including earned value management (EVM). This course also examines the process for developing project communications plans, and it analyzes various communications and technology tools to enhance project communications. Students must have access to Microsoft Project. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site. (Prerequisite: ITMG624)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

  • Investigate the models and principles of earned value management (EVM)
  • Examine the models, methods, principles, practices, and challenges pertaining to project cost management
  • Develop a cost estimate models and project cost management plan
  • Develop a project communications plan that provides high value communications with key project stakeholders
  • Examine technical and communications tools used to enhance project communications
  • Use Microsoft Project® as a tool for IT Project Management
  • Use Microsoft Word® as a tool for IT Project communications
NameGrade %
Forum Participation 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Research Paper 25.00 %
Week 8 - Cost & Communication Paper 25.00 %
Case Studies 30.00 %
Week 3 - Case: Husky Air 10.00 %
Week 5 - Case: Collaborative Technologies and a Virtual Team 10.00 %
Week 7 - Case: The Martial Arts Academy 10.00 %
EVC Assignment 15.00 %
Week 6: Earned Value Assignment 15.00 %
MS Project 10.00 %
Week 4: MS Project Build a House Project 10.00 %
Book Title: Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value, 5th ed.
Author: Jack T. Marchewka
Publication Info: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118911013
Book Title: Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-PMBOK Guide,5th ed. (PMI membership recommended, see note)
Author: Project Management Institute
Publication Info: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589679
Book Title: Here is the link that explains student PMI membership: http://www.pmi.org/en/Membership/Membership-Types-of-Memberships.aspx
Author:
Publication Info: PMI
ISBN: NOTE
Book Title: Microsoft Project - Please use this link for requirements/purchase information- http://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/2217
Author:
Publication Info:
ISBN: Software

Book Title:Microsoft Project - Please use this link for requirements/purchase information- http://apus.libanswers.com/coursematerials/faq/2217
ISBN:Software
Unit Cost:$481.78
Book Title:Here is the link that explains student PMI membership: http://www.pmi.org/en/Membership/Membership-Types-of-Memberships.aspx
ISBN:NOTE
Publication Info:PMI
Electronic Unit Cost:$139.00
Book Title:Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-PMBOK Guide,5th ed. (PMI membership recommended, see note); Membership $139 and includes book at no extra cost.
ISBN:9781935589679
Publication Info:Project Management Institute
Author:Project Management Institute
Unit Cost:$76.35
Book Title:Information Technology Project Management: Providing Measurable Organizational Value, 5th ed.
ISBN:9781118911013
Publication Info:Wiley
Author:Jack T. Marchewka
Unit Cost:$138.38

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.