IS 556 Enterprise Project Management

Office: CDM 834
Winter 2017-2018
Class number: 20782
Section number: 801
Th 5:45PM - 9:00PM
CDM 00202 Loop Campus


This course covers how an enterprise coordinates and effectively manages all its IT projects and programs through program management and the IT PMO (Project Management Office) Students will learn the role of the IT PMO in establishing and maintaining the infrastructure of projects 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 appropriate program governance so business benefits are realized.

By the end of the course the student can:.

-- Analyze the effectiveness of a IT program?s potential IT offerings and shortcomings arguing the pros and cons of a PMO response or a program management response
-- Create a PMO business plan with charter aimed at meeting the organization?s IT strategic goals
-- Develop appropriate processes for supporting project managers -- Analyze the roles of the PMO and program management in assisting project managers
when using different project methodologies and development life cycles
-- Develop the appropriate processes from project methodologies for attaining business plan goals.


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Craig Letavec, Steven Rollins, and Diane Altweiss. 2008.
Program Management Professional (PgMP): A Certification Study Guide with Practices for Maximizing Business Results. J. Ross Publishing, Inc. ISBN:9781932159868.

Mike Price Perry, 2009.
Business Driven PMO Setup: Practical Insights, Techniques and Case Examples for Ensuring Success. J. Ross Publishing, Inc. ISBN:97819604270136.

Mike Price Perry, 2013.
Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World. J. Ross Publishing, Inc. ISBN:97819604270761.


15% Quizzes / Homework ? Lowest Dropped
50% Term Project - IT Business Plan PMO Charter -- due week 8
25% Final Exam-- due week 11 Take Home
10% Participation -- attendance/makeup (class sessions)*
or discussion forum participation (DL)**.

Total 100%

*In-class students earn participation credit by
--"attendance" participating during the entire class session or by
-- participating in THAT WEEK'S DISCUSSION FORUM on or before the closing date.

**Online students earn participation credit by posting their
insights, thoughts, concerns, etc. on the weekly discussion
forum after reading the required assignments and watching the weekly lecture. Students should be conversing with one another to get credit. To get credit the postings must be on or before the closing date. Multiple postings in a single week earn additional credit


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

Grading Scale

98 - 100 A+
92 - 97 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+
62 - 67 D
60 - 61 D-
0 - 59 F

Late Submissions

Late Submissions are always penalized unless prior arrangements are made through email with instructor. However, on the FINAL TAKE HOME EXAM late submission is NOT allowed.

Course Overview & Agile Scrum review

How organizations handle their projects? PMO & PgM & PPM
IT Program Management versus ITPMO from Project Management
Some Basics on Portfolio Management Basics of an IT Business Plan Homework Due The IT Business Plan for the IT PMO
Term Project Proposal Due for The IT PMO Business Plan Due
IT PMO >> Methodology versus Process?
IT PMO >> Tools?? When to decide?
IT PMO >> Standards and Metrics? What is important
IT PMO >> Project Knowledge Management? What to keep
IT PMO >> Resource Integration (Resource Management & Training / Education) IT PMO >> Types and Levels also Business Strategies
IT PMO >> Charter Examples / Templates
Business Strategy Review
IT Program Mgt relationship to its Business Environment
(org governance, execution mgt, org change mgt) IT Program Management >> the Program Life Cycles and Program Themes Term Project - IT Business Plan PMO Charter Due
IT Program Management/IT PMO >> IT Program Manager versus IT PMO Director
Course Review and Take Home Final QnA
Take Home Final Exam released

School policies:

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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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

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Academic Policies

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Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
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