Master of Project Management (MPM)
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
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CIS 644 Managing Project Risks
This course is designed to teach the importance of risk management in projects and provide information about the tools needed to effectively assess and monitor risks throughout the project lifecycle. Emphasis is placed on managing risks associated with project changes and risks associated with information technology projects. Topics covered include recurring issues that lead to failure in IT projects, methods for addressing recurring issues, and assessing risk impact. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
CIS 663 Project Communications Management and Leadership
This course explores communication and leadership techniques in order to equip project managers with the skills they need to deal effectively with issues relating to resources, stakeholders, global teams, and changing technology. Topics covered will include learning how to manage conflict, creating a positive team environment, running effective meetings, and managing successful projects. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
CIS 664 Project Management in Global and Virtual Workplaces
This course provides a comprehensive overview of relevant topics in the area of global and virtual workplaces, challenges and issues in global project management, methods and tools for effective global project management and managing effective virtual teams. Students will engage in a virtual group project in order to experience key aspects of project management in a way that simulates real project management in a global organization. Prerequisite: CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
CIS 665 Defining and Managing Requirements and Project Success
This course is designed to explain the process of gathering requirements with emphasis on the successful management of requirements and its relationship to project success. Topics covered include requirements gathering techniques, identifying success criteria, and common reasons for project failure. Prerequisite: CIS 433 or CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management (MPM) degree program.
MPM 606 Organizational Structures and Practices
This course introduces those concepts of organizational culture and behavior that play a role in facilitating change and growth. Management systems, structures, informal and formal culture, processes, and strategy will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on approaches that address expectations, communication, performance, collaboration, and globalization.
MPM 613 Emerging Trends in Project Management
This course will include an exploration of the project management field and future trends. Focus will be based on current events, research in the field, and trends through the next decade. Topics such as people management, turning around an unsuccessful project, risk culture, and change control will be examined.
MPM 633 Schedule Management
This course examines schedule management processes, from planning to execution to control. Focus will be on the project charter, work breakdown structures, resource management, and earned value management. Prerequisites: successful completion of CIS 665
MPM 643 Cost Control in Projects
This course provides an exploration of cost estimation and control methods for the management of project financials. Earned value management, estimating procedures, budgeting, sensitivity analysis, and variance analysis will be explored.
MPM 663 Quality in Projects
This course provides an in-depth examination of quality functions within a project. Emphasis is placed on the application of quality management principles and standards. Quality management topics related to project planning, measurement, execution, and control will be explored. Prerequisite: CIS 633 or acceptance into the Master of Project Management Program (MPM)
MPM 673 Procurement and Contract Management
This course will review how goods and services are acquired in a project management setting. Creation of an RFP with timeline, source selection criteria, contract pricing, terms, conditions, and contract award will be used to investigate this knowledge area.
MPM 683 Agile Project Management
This course covers characteristics and delivery frameworks for Agile project management. The course also explores how agile methods differ from traditional project management, along with how to use Agile techniques to successfully manage projects.
MPM 693 Practicum in Project Management
This course is a culmination of project management concepts, tools and techniques that have been explored through previous course work. Students will synthesize and evaluate processes for application within a project research study. Prerequisites: successful completion of all MPM program-specific courses.
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