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BMI 5328 System Analysis and Project Management

3 semester credit hours
Lecture contact hours: 2; Lab contact hours: 3
Web-based instruction

This course is an introduction to both systems analysis and project management. The student will have the opportunity to learn more about the approaches and tools available for systems analysis. Additionally, the student will learn more about the roles, responsibilities, and duties of a project manager. Moreover, the student will learn project management methods and the core activities of a project manager as well as the tools and techniques required to ensure the success of a large health care information technology project such as the implementation of a system or the evaluation of an existing system. Specific emphasis will be on training and support during go-live, total costing of projects, and explicit change management techniques.

Upon successfully completing this course, students will:

  • Apply knowledge of system analysis and design, vocabulary of terms, tools, techniques, methods and technologies.
  • Explain fundamental concepts, philosophies and trends in systems analysis and design methods.
  • Use tools and techniques in system analysis and design.
  • Describe the relationships between systems analysts, end users, managers and other information systems professionals.
  • Describe factors that are critical to project success.
  • Describe a comprehensive project management plan.
  • Define project scope that reflects stakeholder perspectives and project requirements.
  • Prepare an effective work breakdown structure.
  • Differentiate project life cycle models based on project characteristics.
  • Develop estimates for project cost and schedule.
  • Apply tools and techniques to manage project scope, time, and budget.
  • Plan and implement effective communications with the project team and stakeholders.
  • Prepare student to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or the Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam.