HIF 615: Information Technology Project Management

Course Description

This course will lay a solid foundation of concepts and solutions that support the planning, scheduling, controlling, monitoring and completing a project utilizing project management tools. Weaving through the project management life cycle, it will provide guidelines and steps involved in the key project phases – initiating, planning, executing, controlling and monitoring, and closing. Emphasis is given to the role of a project manager while exploring effective project management tools. Students will explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach through case studies and exercises. (3 credits)

Associated Program Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Apply healthcare informatics and technology concepts and skills to case studies and real-world situations

  • 4. Improve the various healthcare functions associated with the integration of information technology by implementing technology initiatives

  • 7. Determine best practices for implementation of technology initiatives through effective project management

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Implement the elements of project management design, development, and deployment.
  2. Utilize the principles of project management to successfully conduct a project.
  3. Create a project charter by leveraging the business documents.
  4. Analyze the impact of stakeholders in relation to project management.
  5. Construct a project management plan, which will result in scope management and requirement management.
  6. Design a WBS that leads to plan schedule management, estimation and schedule development.
  7. Illustrate how to organize a resource management plan.
  8. Conduct and propose project work through resource acquisition, team development and management, quality management, communication management, change management and risk management.
  9. Evaluate a project through monitoring and controlling processes.
  10. Conduct and present project closure to document lessons learned, execute final transition and prepare a final project or report.

 

Course Activities and Grading

AssignmentsWeight

Discussions (70 Pts, Weeks 1-7, 10 points each week)

20%

Midterm Exam (50 Pts, Week 4)

10%

Project Assignments (210 Pts, Weeks 1-7, 30 points each week)

40%

Final Project (30 Pts, Week 8)

10%

Final Exam (100 Pts, Week 8)

20%

Total

100%

Required Textbooks

Available through Charter Oak's online bookstore

  • Heldman, K.PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide. 9th ed. Sybex Publishing (Wiley), 2018. ISBN-13: 978-1-119-42090-3

Additional Resources

  • Other course material, including case study information, will be provided as required reading within the course.

Course Schedule

 

WeekPLOsSLOsReadings and ExercisesAssignments

1

4,7

1,4

Tolpics: Initiating & Planning

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapters 2 & 3
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase I

2

1,4,7

2,3,4,5

Topic: Planning

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapters 4 & 5
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase II

3

 4,7

2,3,4,5

Topic: Planning (Continued)

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapters 6 & 7
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase III

4

4,7

6,7,8

Topic: Executing

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapters 8 & 9
  • Read assigned chapters
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase IV
  • Take Midterm Exam

Midterm Exam
Chapters 2-9
SLOs 1-8

5

 1,4,7

2,7,9

Topics: Monitoring & Controlling

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapter 10
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase V

6

 4,7

8,9

Topics: Monitoring & Controlling (Continued)

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapter 11
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase VI

7

 4,7

10

Topic: Closing

  • Readings:
    • Heldman, K., Chapter 12
  • Read assigned chapter
  • Review the lecture material
  • Participate in discussions
  • Complete Project Assignment – Phase VII

8

 1,4,7

1-10

Topic: Closing (Continued)

  • Readings:
    • Review Heldman, K., Chapters 2-12
  • Review assigned chapters
  • Take Final Exam

  • Share Final Project with class
  • Submit Final Project

Final Exam Paper
Chapters 2-12
SLOs 1-10

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