IIT 53300 Systems Approach to Information Technology Projects

In this course, students will analyze frameworks and best practices for managing IT projects, including agile and waterfall, to achieve organizational goals and objectives. Topics to be covered include definition of project scope, time and cost, trade-off analysis, cost estimation techniques, and learning curves. Students will define the requirements for a software development or network security deployment project, including the technical requirements; business user requirements; reporting and data requirements; security, access control, and compliance requirements; and/or service level requirements, as applicable for the type of project. Students will also create a project plan for their software development or network security deployment project as their major assignment in the course.