FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY      

MGT 5113: Project Management for Information Technology (IT)  SUMMER 2024

Instructor

    Miguel A. Buleje, Ph.D

Phone

(407) 864-5740

Location:  ONLINE 

E-mail

mbuleje@fit.edu

CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Examines the components and management process of complex projects from the information technology (IT) perspective. Introduces project management tools and techniques useful to the IT professional. Studies the formation and leadership requirements of project management.

REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS:

1) Information Technology Project Management. Ninth Edition. Kathy Schwalbe. 2019 Cengage. ISBN: 9781337101356. Available via the FIT Bookstore, Amazon, Cengage, and other sites.  

2) Microsoft Project 2013 or a later version will also be required in the course. You do not have to buy a Microsoft Project license for this course. The professor will provide installation instructions at the outset of the course. MS Project is available for free for FIT students using your FIT credentials through the student Azure Cloud. Follow the link to the Azure Cloudhttps://portal.azure.com/#home 

SUPPLEMENTAL COURSE MATERIALS:

1) Project Management Institute. (2021). A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management (ENGLISH): Vol. Seventh edition. Project Management Institute. Available via the FIT Library for FREE. You do not have to purchase this textbook, as it is available for you free via the FIT Library @ https://lib.fit.edu/

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2) Project Management Institute. (2017). Agile Practice Guide. Project Management Institute. Available via the FIT Library for FREE. You do not have to purchase this textbook, as it is available for you free via the FIT Library @ https://lib.fit.edu/

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The professor will provide weekly prerecorded lectures in Canvas. All other course materials will be provided in Canvas

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  1. Describe an IT project selected for this class as part of your IT Project Business Case. 
  2. Determine the most appropriate methodology for an IT project.
  3. Describe a project charter for an IT project. 
  4. Discuss the use of an agile methodology for IT project cost estimations.
  5. Determine the importance of quality management in an IT project.
  6. Determine the importance of using agile communication in an IT project.
  7. Create a project plan for an IT project.

GRADING

Grades will be administered in accordance with the College of Business and University policies and practices.  Letter grades will be earned based on a total number of points attained, according to the following schedule:

A  =  90 – 100 %

B  =  80 –  89%

C  =  70 –  79%

D  =  60 -  69%

F  =  59% or less

Assessment Categories

A summary of the assessment categories for the class is outlined below.   

Item

Percent of Course Grade

1.     Course Project Deliverable 1: Project Business Case 

150 PTS

2.     Course Project Deliverable 2: Project Charter

150 PTS

3.     Course Project Deliverable 3: Project Plan 

240 PTS

4.     Quizzes (One Per Course Module @ 20 PTS Each)

260 PTS

6.    Final Exam 

200 PTS

                                        Total

1000 PTS

Very Important Note on Individual Effort:

All assignments are to be completed individually.  Any individual assignment not completed by the individual will receive a grade of zero for the particular assignment.

ADMINISTRATION

Use of best writing practices always enhances your final written document.  For example, the following factors will generally contribute to the professionalism of a document:

Assignments and Expectations:

Each student is expected to submit all assignments in accordance with the assignment instructions and the assignment schedule outlined in this Course Syllabus.  Except for the team project, student assignments must reflect the work and original contribution of each student.  

All assignments submitted for grading need to follow the APA format. 

Communication Medium:

The primary method of communication will be through the class electronic mail (e-mail) on Florida Tech’s learning management system, CANVAS.  It is your responsibility to stay current with all postings to the class Web site on CANVAS.

Computing, Information Retrieval, Speaking and Writing Expectations

NOTICE TO COURSE PARTICIPANTS

This course may be recorded for use by students or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during classroom presentations and remote-access learning.  Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in the class. Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the course, or uploaded to other online environments. All recordings will be deleted after the academic term. 

COURSE SCHEDULE 

Week #/ Date

Course Topics and Concepts 

Assignments

Week #1

  

  • CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Course Introduction
    • Introduction to the Course & Personal Intros 
    • Course Syllabus
    • Course Requirements
    • Course Project (Phase 1,2,3)
    • Quizzes 
    • Exam: Final Exam 
  • Reading Assignment Module 1
  • QUIZ MODULE 1
  • Introduce Yourself Discussion (Not Graded but Required) 

Week #2 

 

  • CHAPTER 2. THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONTEXT
  • Reading Assignment Module 2
  • QUIZ MODULE 2
  • Course Project Deliverable 1: Project Business Case (DUE IN WEEK 3) 

Week #3 

 

  • CHAPTER 3. THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS GROUPS
  • Reading Assignment Module 3
  • QUIZ MODULE 3
  • Course Project Deliverable 1: Project Business Case (DUE IN WEEK 3) 

Week #4 

 

  • CHAPTER 4. PROJECT INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 4
  • QUIZ MODULE 4

Week #5

 

  • CHAPTER 5. PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT
  • CHAPTER 6. PROJECT SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 5
  • QUIZ MODULE 5
  • Reading Assignment Module 6
  • QUIZ MODULE 6
  • Course Project Deliverable 2: Project Charter (DUE IN WEEK 6) 

Week #6 

 

  • CHAPTER 7. PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT
  • CHAPTER 8. PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 7
  • Reading Assignment Module 8
  • QUIZ MODULE 7
  • QUIZ MODULE 8
  • Course Project Deliverable 2: Project Charter (DUE IN WEEK 6) 

Week # 7

 

  • CHAPTER 9. PROJECT RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 9
  • QUIZ MODULE 9

Week # 8 

 

  • CHAPTER 10. PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • CHAPTER 11. PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 10
  • Reading Assignment Module 11
  • QUIZ MODULE 10
  • QUIZ MODULE 11
  • Course Project Deliverable 3: Project Plan (DUE IN WEEK 9) 

Week #9 

 

  • CHAPTER 12. PROJECT PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 12
  • QUIZ MODULE 12
  • Course Project Deliverable 3: Project Plan (DUE IN WEEK 9)

Week 10

 

  • CHAPTER 13. PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT
  • Reading Assignment Module 13
  • QUIZ MODULE 13

Week #11

 

  • Study Week 
  • FINAL EXAM
  • Study Week 
  • FINAL EXAM

 

UNIVERSITY POLICIES: 

University policies are provided in the current course catalog. They are also available on the university web site. This class is governed by the university’s published policies. The following policies are of particular interest:

Academic Integrity/Plagiarism and Academic Dishonesty Policy

Example: Honesty and integrity are integral components of the academic process.  Students are expected to be honest and ethical at all times in their pursuit of academic goals in accordance with Florida Tech’s policy on Academic Honesty in the Student Handbook (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..  Any student found in violation of the policy will receive an “F” for that assignment and/or an “F” in the course.

Drops and Withdrawals

Please be aware that, should you choose to drop or withdraw from this course, the date on which you notify the university of your decision will determine the amount of tuition refund you receive. Please refer to the university policies on drops and to find out what the deadlines are for dropping a course with a full refund and for withdrawing from a course with a partial refund.  Please consult the academic schedule for the exact date for your course and the deadline to drop a course with a grade of “W” http://www.fit.edu/registrar/calendar/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.  Refer to the university's web site for the complete Drop / Withdrawal Policy.

Incomplete (I) Grade Policy:

A grade of incomplete is only granted in unusual and documented circumstances.  Under no circumstance will an Incomplete be granted if the student is failing the course at the time the Incomplete is requested.  A grade of Incomplete will not be given in instances where students were unable to complete the course work due to personal circumstances. Refer to link for details: http://www.fit.edu/registrar/records.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Disability Services

If you have registered as a student with a documented disability and are entitled to classroom or testing accommodations, please inform the instructor at the beginning of the course of the accommodations you will require in this class so that these can be provided. Refer to link for details: http://www.fit.edu/asc/disabilities.php (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Course Attendance and Absences:

Students are expected to attend all class sessions of the course.  In the case of unavoidable absence, the student must contact the instructor.  The student may be subject to appropriate academic penalty for incomplete or unacceptable makeup work, or for excessive or unexcused absences.

Course Contact Hours:

The faculty member is expected to hold each of the scheduled classes or make up any classes that are missed.  Any exception to this must be approved by the Academic Unit Head/ Site Director. Failure to meet the full complement of hours may be construed as a breach of contract and may also endanger the University’s accreditation.

Title IX Statement:  

The university’s Title IX policy is available at https://www.fit.edu/policies/title-ix/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in federally funded education programs and activities.  Florida Institute of Technology policy also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex.

Florida Tech faculty are committed to helping create a safe learning environment for all students that is free from all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. If you, or someone you know, have experienced or is experiencing any of these behaviors, know that help and support are available.

Florida Tech strongly encourages all members of the community to take action, seek support, and report any incident of sexual harassment or gender discrimination to Grace Gamage, Title IX Coordinator at 321-674-8885 or ggamage@fit.edu.

Please note that as your professor, I am required to report any incidents to the Title IX Coordinator. 

If you wish to speak to an employee who does not have this reporting responsibility, please contact the Student Counseling Center at 321-674-8050.

Academic Accommodations:  Florida Tech is committed to equal opportunity for persons w/disabilities in the participation of activities operated/sponsored by the university. Therefore, students w/documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable educational accommodations. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports students by assisting w/accommodations, providing recommended interventions, and engaging in case management services.  It is the student’s responsibility to make a request to OAR before any accommodations can be approved/implemented.  Also, students w/approved accommodations are encouraged to speak w/the course instructor to discuss any arrangements and/or concerns relating to their accommodations for the class. 

Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR):

Recording Disclosure (Privacy Waiver): This course may be recorded for use by students and/or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during the classroom presentations, remote access learning, online course discussions, and remote office hours/meetings. Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in this class.  Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the courses, or uploaded to other online environments.  All recordings will be deleted at the conclusion of the academic term.