IT Project Management Graduate Courses

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MET CS 546 Quantitative Methods for Information Systems
Sprg ‘14
Fall ‘14

The goal of this course is to provide Computer Information Systems students with the mathematical fundamentals required for successful quantitative analysis of problems in the field of business computing. The first part of the course introduces the mathematical prerequisites for understanding probability and statistics. Topics include combinatorial mathematics, functions, and the fundamentals of differentiation and integration. The second part of the course concentrates on the study of elementary probability theory, discrete and continuous distributions. 4 cr  [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Kohn FLR 109 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Kohn FLR 109 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Milton ARR
Fall 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Kohn FLR 109 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Kohn FLR 109 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Milton ARR
BCL IND Parrott U 8:00 am – 3:30 pm
BHA IND Staff S 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
MET CS 632 Information Technology Project Management
Sprg ‘14
Fall ‘14

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the principles, processes, and practices of software project management. Students learn techniques for planning, organizing, scheduling, and controlling software projects. There is substantial focus on software cost estimation and software risk management. Students will obtain practical project management skills and competencies related to the definition of a software project, establishment of project communications, managing project changes, and managing distributed software teams and projects.   [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Heda FLR 134 R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Zhang FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fall 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
C1 IND Zhang FLR ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Zhang FLR ARR W 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MET CS 633 Distributed Software Development and Management
Sprg ‘14
Fall ‘14

This course prepares students to justify, lead, participate in, and maintain geographically distributed development (GDD) projects. Students study the technical and business implications of GDD. They also work in geographically dispersed teams to produce documented applications. No programming background is required. Prerequisites: MET CS 520 or MET CS 601 and MET CS 682. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Kanabar ARR
Fall 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
D1 IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Heda FLR ARR R 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Kanabar ARR
MET CS 634 Agile Software Development
Sprg ‘14

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of the principles, processes, and practices of agile software development. Students learn techniques for initiating, planning and executing on software development projects using agile methodologies. Students will obtain practical knowledge of agile development frameworks and be able to distinguish between agile and traditional project management methodologies.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
EL IND Alt-Simmons FLR 266 S 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MET CS 773 Software Quality Management

Theory and practice of quality assurance and testing for each step of the software development cycle. Verification vs. validation. Test case design techniques, test coverage criteria, and tools for static and dynamic analysis. Standards. Test-driven development. QA for maintenance and legacy applications. Experimental approaches. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

MET CS 782 IT Strategy and Management
Sprg ‘14
Fall ‘14

This course provides an overview of contemporary I.T. management. It explains the relevant issues of effectively managing information services. The course highlights areas of greatest current and potential application of I.T. to business needs and reviews electronic business, enterprise business systems, and decision support systems.   [ 4 cr. ]

Spring 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arakelian FLR 266 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Arakelian ARR
Fall 2014
Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
A1 IND Arakelian MCS B19 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
EL IND Arakelian MCS B19 M 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
OL IND Arakelian ARR
MET CS 783 Enterprise Architecture
Sprg ‘14

This course builds upon the strong technical foundation of our MSCIS and MSCS curricula, by providing students with the CIO-level management perspective and skills of enterprise architecture, in the context of the technologies that implement those architectures. The course provides students with the understanding and skills needed to define and implement successful enterprise architectures that provide real value to organizations, such as substantially reducing IT costs while improving performance, agility and alignment of information technology to business goals. 4 credits.  [ 4 cr. ]

Section Type Instructor Location Days Times
OL IND Schudy ARR

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