This course focuses on project and program management in an Information Technology (IT) context, including financial systems. Students explore industry-accepted project management processes, e.g., the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) framework, and apply project management concepts. Major topics include planning and management of project communications, scope, time, cost, quality, risk, human resources, procurement, and project integration. Factors that make IT projects unique and difficult to manage are explored, along with tools and techniques for managing them. This course challenges students to gain hands-on project management experience by performing complex project management tasks leading to the development of a project management strategy/plan.