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Course Code: 
ACM 421
Course Period: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
6
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
To learn the Project Management methodology as standardized by PMI- Project Management Institute .
Course Content: 

The stages of PMMI’s project management methodology, 9different knowledge areas, planning, scheduling of projects, understanding the requirements of IT projects, analyze firm requirements and develop project plans including the necessary constraints, know the modern rapid development cycles, understand CMMI, use a project manahement software such as MS Project, develop a detailed  project plan for an imaginary IT project.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B:Presentation, C: Homework, D: Project, E: Laboratory

Vertical Tabs

Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Teaching Methods

Assessment Methods

  1. List the properties of projects, specifically the IT projects.

2,3

1,2,3

A,C

  1. List the nine knowledge areas in project management.

2,3

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Explain the purpose of each knowledge area.

2,3,4

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Know the preparation, planning and analysis requirements of each knowledge area.

2,3,4

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Know the modern methods used in IT projects.

4,5,6,7,10

1,2,3

A,C

  1. Be able to use a project management software.

4,5,6,10

1,2,3

A,C

 
 

Course Flow

Week

Topics

Study Materials

1

Introduction to Project Management (PM)

 

2

The PM and Information Technology Context, SDL stages and main roles,

 

3

The PM Process Groups: A Case Study, Proposal, Requirements analysis, Feasibilty analysis

 

4

Project Integration Management, Scope, time and cost constraints

 

5

Project Scope Management, change management

 

6

Project Time Management, Gant and Pert Chart technics

 

7

Mid-term

 

8

Project Cost Management

 

9

Project Quality Management, Implementation Methods, JAD teams

 

10

Project Human Resource Management, Motivation and handling conflict during Projects

 

11

Project Communications Management

 

12

Project Risk Management, PMP

 

13

Project Procurement Management

 

14

Presentations

 

15

Final

 
 
 

Recommended Sources

Textbook

Required: Schwalbe, Kathy (2007), Information Technology Project Management, Fifth Edition, Course Technology, Cengage Learning

Additional Resources

 
 
 

Material Sharing

Documents

 

Assignments

 

Exams

 
 
 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES

NUMBER

PERCENTAGE

Mid-terms

1

50

Quizzes

2

20

Assignment

1

30

Total

 

100

CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE

 

40

CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE

 

60

Total

 

100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY

Expertise/Field Courses

 
 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No

Program Öğrenme Çıktıları

Katkı Düzeyi

 

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

1

MIS graduate,  has the knowledge to model data, analyze data using statistical methods, to use various query and report generation softare, to generate SQL to query data and analze the results.

 

 

 

 

 

X

2

MIS graduate, knows how to identify  the firms’ IT  needs, define them and design using modern  tehcnologies.

 

 

 

 

X

 

3

MIS graduate is qualified to design and develop solutions for company’s IT requirements, using extant modelling methods and technologies.

 

 

 

 

X

 

4

MIS graduate is qualified to design and implement pilot projects for end users which would enable them to conribute to IT solutions desgined for the company. 

 

 

X

 

 

 

5

MIS graduate has the necessary communication and social skills to assume responsibility by herself/himself or to work as an effective team player.

 

X

 

 

 

 

6

MIS graduate is qualified to follow the most recent developments in IT and management issues, and learn to apply the new methods and technologies. 

 

 

X

 

 

 

7

MIS graduate is qualified to communicate orally and in written with a second foreign language, in addition to Turkish amd English,  with his/her colleagues, and is able to produce presentations, reports as his/her job requires and can explain new technologies  to others.

 

X

 

 

 

 

8

MIS graduate is qualified to act as an entrepreneur that would develop and implement strategies and business models in Internet ve mobile platforms. 

 

 

X

 

 

 

9

MIS graduate is qualified to foresee the effects of IT systems and organizations and users, to  take precautions for security and privacy, inform the necessary partners, and if possible develop the necessary solutions. 

 

X

 

 

 

 

10

MIS graduate, while developing IT solutions for organizations, obeys by the ethical rules of their profession, knows the legislation about the IT matters.

 

X

 

 

 

 

 

ECTS

Activities

Quantity

Duration
(Hour)

Total
Workload
(Hour)

Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours)

15

3

45

Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice)

15

3

45

Mid-terms

1

10

15

Quiz

   

0

Homework

2

10

20

Final examination

1

10

15

Total Work Load

   

140

Total Work Load / 25 (h)

   

5,60

ECTS Credit of the Course

   

6