IS 556 Agile Enterprise Project Management

James Nowotarski

Office: CDM 434
Winter 2019-2020
Class number: 22814
Section number: 810
ONLIN E0000 Online Campus
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This course covers how an enterprise coordinates and effectively manages all its IT projects and programs through program management (PgM) and the IT program management office (PMO). Students will learn the role of the IT program management office in establishing and maintaining the project and program infrastructure and in assisting project managers, program managers, and the executive steering committee. Students will also examine the role of program management in coordinating the delivery of expected program benefits, in managing stakeholder expectations, and in establishing program governance so business benefits are realized.

A combination of teaching methods will be used in this course, including lectures, class exercises, case studies, presentations, and discussions.


All texts and readings will be available through the DePaul Library's electronic collections. The text titles and ISBNs will be published in the Syllabus that will be available in D2L by our first in-class meeting on January 9, 2020.


The anticipated grading criteria are:

60% Homework/Quizzes
30% Final (project or exam)
10% Participation (in-class or discussion boards)


The grading scale is:

92 -100 A

90 - 91 A-

88 - 89 B+

82 - 87 B

80 - 81 B-

78 - 79 C+

72 - 77 C

70 - 71 C-

68 - 69 D+

60 - 67 D

0 - 59 F


IS 430, PM 430, SE 477, or completion of foundation phase

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Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

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Students with Disabilities

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