2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 05, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Project Management, CERT

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Certificate in Project Management Overview

The School of Professional Studies has developed a four course certificate focused on Agile and Lean Project Management. This certificate will be stackable within the Masters of Information Technology program and will be available to our students in online and face to face modalities.

Certificate in Project Management Requirements

As referenced, the certificate is comprised of four courses:

MSIT 3840 - IT Project Management Fundamentals  

This course focuses students on a series of classroom simulations.  Through this hands on process, students will master the project management building blocks, apply critical thinking to overcome unforeseen challenges and learn to anticipate the experience to prospective employees.

MSIT 3460 - Agile Software Development Methodology   

Continuing the project management journey, this course builds on the foundations gained in the Project Management Fundamentals course and extends them to the Lean Agile delivery methodology. By acknowledging that delivery methodologies are not ‘one size fits all’, we become versed in the one that meets the challenges faced by today’s technology innovators. This is the basis on which we can layer the progressive techniques found in Lean Startup and the Scaled Agile Framework.

MSIT 3750 - Lean Practices and Organizational Change   

This course will lead students through the building blocks of a progressive framework, which enables the benefits of an agile development methodology at the enterprise level. In doing so, the opportunity to implement the culture of a learning organization is supplemented with Lean Startup techniques like Design Thinking. Together, the enterprise is better able to compete with the disruptive, nimble challengers popping up in their marketplace.

MSIT 3760 - Design Thinking Approach to Product Development   

Having traversed the project management track, you’ve built an understanding of the technical product delivery framework. You’ve mastered advanced agile skills and absorbed the concepts of the learning organization. Now with Design Thinking Approach to Product Development, you’ll finally add the critical processes for innovation that will feed the system with customer pleasing features.

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