To complete this concentration, students must take the following three courses:
Content and format of this course are variable. It involves an in-depth study of current issues in information systems and technology. Subject matter constantly changes and will be indicated in class schedule.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STRATEGY AND ARCHITECTURE
This course addresses the fundamental aspects of developing an information technology (IT) strategic plan and the enabling IT architecture to support enterprise business processes. Students explore the importance of strategic alignment of business and technology as well as the contribution IT has on the value chain. Students will be able to more effectively use and manage IT from an enterprise view and from an architectural perspective. The course includes lectures, practical case discussions and current events in the industry. It also explores how IT can be leveraged to improve shareholder value, customer satisfaction and the competitive position of the firm. This is intended to be an advanced level managerial course for practitioners who have ambitions to be a senior IT executive, management consultant or a technical analyst.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: SEMINAR IN OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
This course covers management techniques that are applicable to a wide variety of project types including new product development, business start-ups, marketing campaigns, facility relocations, construction, research programs, and special events. Emphasis is on scheduling, budgeting, and control including the selection and application of project management software. Other topics include project organization, qualifications and roles of the project manager, project leadership, team building, and the management of conflict and stress in projects. Offered three times a year.
FUNDAMENTALS OF IT PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This course concentrates on monitoring, managing and controlling assets and resources on a single IT project. Topics covered are risk management; procurement and contract management; time and cost estimating; controlling and tracking techniques; quality assurance; testing and audit. Students will use common project management software for resource allocation and balancing. PREREQUISITE(S): None
CDM graduate students in the Preqrequisite Phase are restricted from registering for this class.