Description: This course provides a culminating experience for MCIT students specializing in Project Management. Students will consult with their faculty mentor to propose, research, and report a major information technology project using the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® framework. Synthesizing the components of the PMBOK® framework learned in earlier course requirements students will create documentation for pre-project setup/project initiation, project planning, project execution and delivery, project change control and communication, and project closure for an information technology project. Students will also demonstrate a comprehensive mastery of learning by preparing an executive summary of the project highlighting key components such as the problem and rationale for the project, solution, stakeholders, resources including human capital, time requirements, budgetary requirements, risks and opportunities, quality management, ethical considerations, and project closure components. Using the executive summary as a guide, students will engage in an oral defense of their information technology project design with their faculty mentor thereby demonstrating students' readiness to take on the roles associated with information technology project managers, information technology practitioners, and information technology researchers. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to a Personalized Learning program