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Project Management for Information Technology


Project management refers to the art, or science, of directing projects. This self-paced course, Project Management for Information Technology, focuses more specifically on how project management concepts can be applied to IT projects, as well as on project management issues that are unique to IT projects. It reviews the concepts, methodologies, and tools of project management as it relates to IT. Students will also learn about fundamentals, such as integration management, scope, costing, quality, human resources, risk management, and procurement. This course contains eight comprehensive module quizzes and a 70-question final assessment spanning IT project management areas of knowledge.

This course grants 25 PDUs (2.5 CEUS) for successful completion. Students have 180 days from the day they are granted access to complete this course.

Please note: Access to this course will be granted as soon as possible but may take up to 1 business day

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Apply concepts from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), to IT projects
  • Explain the technical processes that might be applied during the IT project life cycle
  • Describe the importance of scope control for IT projects and different tools that can be used to manage project scope
  • Explain the challenges associated with delivering IT projects on time
  • Differentiate between different techniques for managing the project schedule
  • Discuss why cost management is difficult for IT projects and describe cost estimation methods, Earned Value Management, and portfolio management
  • Explain several maturity models and how they can be applied to improve IT project quality
  • Explain various approaches for team building and communicating on IT projects
  • Discuss different sources of IT project risk and how to manage them
  • Describe issues related to IT project procurement, such as outsourcing decisions, e-procurement, and others

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About the Course

Emory Continuing Education is proud to offer this course in partnership with MindEdge, a PMI Registered Education Provider.