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MPTM-755-101

Agile Frameworks for Lean Ent

Agile organizations quickly sense and adapt to external and internal changes to deliver relevant results in a productive and cost-effective manner. This course explores merging life cycle approaches, which lead to greater organizational agility, and provides an in-depth examination and evaluation of Lean-Agile principles and values and the drivers behind becoming a more agile organization. Students learn how organizations can achieve agility at scale by funding ecosystems of teams that deliver large initiatives, allowing decentralized financial decision making within the portfolio, and continuously prioritizing their backlog of activities within each agile project. Learning objectives for this course include the ability to achieve true end-to-end business agility by utilizing industry standard agile frameworks (such as Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe); establishing the strategic themes that guide an organization's strategy and investments; determining and funding the relevant value streams; defining and prioritizing cross-cutting portfolio backlog epics; and monitoring the performance of the portfolios using applicable Lean portfolio, program, and team metrics. Students learn how to link an organizational strategy into relatively small investment increments called epics, study the breakup of epics into features that can be delivered by program teams, and explore the decomposition of features into user stories delivered by single teams in individual sprints. This course also explores organizational factors that impact the use of agile approaches, such as culture, readiness, business practices, and the role of the PMO.

  • Course #: MPTM-755-101
  • CRN: 17548
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Vallone, J.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-520-201

Agile Project Management Funda

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPTM-520-201
  • CRN: 17541
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sone, S.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-650-201

Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics

Today data is everywhere. The most competitive commercial companies are harnessing it to formulate their go-to-market strategies, make course corrections and outthink the competition. Governments are using data to develop solutions to social issues, recruit talent, and even to prevent terrorist attacks. This course explores how government agencies, commercial companies and nonprofits are Business Intelligence (BI) and Big Data Analytics to achieve their strategic goals and objectives. During the course students are introduced to the concepts through real-world demonstrations of BI and Big Data Analytics solutions.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-650-201
  • CRN: 15477
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-900-40

MPTM Capstone

The Capstone Course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience in the Technology Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to apply the knowledge gained during the program to a project. With a focus on technology for social good, students will incorporate the skills necessary for analyzing key issues, thinking creatively, and making sound decisions in order to develop and execute plans. Projects will address global and local challenges. During the semester in which students are enrolled in the Capstone Course, it is strongly recommended that they only take one additional course along with it. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the Capstone Course in order to graduate.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-40
  • CRN: 17539
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Sellers, M.
  • Dates: May 18 – Aug 16, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-900-201

MPTM Capstone

The Capstone Course is the culmination of the student's academic and professional experience in the Technology Management program. Over the course of the semester, students will be asked to apply the knowledge gained during the program to a project. With a focus on technology for social good, students will incorporate the skills necessary for analyzing key issues, thinking creatively, and making sound decisions in order to develop and execute plans. Projects will address global and local challenges. During the semester in which students are enrolled in the Capstone Course, it is strongly recommended that they only take one additional course along with it. Students must earn a grade of B or better in the Capstone Course in order to graduate.

  • Course #: MPTM-900-201
  • CRN: 15927
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanford, J.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-656-101

Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers

The Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers course explores the emergence of Cloud Computing and Virtual Data Centers in Information Technology. The course provides a complete introduction to cloud computing, virtualization, legacy hardware and software considerations and approaches to transitioning Information Technology from legacy systems to a shared managed service model, Various Cloud Computing models will be covered including Private, Public, Hybrid and Community Clouds. Management of Cloud Computing Providers using automated tools and Service Level Agreements will be discussed, along with security and privacy considerations. Students will learn how to effectively plan, implement and manage Cloud Computing in virtual data centers and complete introductory coursework in VMware Virtualization software.

  • Course #: MPTM-656-101
  • CRN: 16994
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Spar, D.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-663-101

Cyber Threats & Vulnerabilities

Focused on threats, vulnerabilities, patch management, incident response, and security operations to identify and protect against internal and external threats. Various security threats will be covered including hacker attacks, e-mail borne viruses, backdoor problems, and internal sabotage. Cybercrime, cyber security, and global information security will be discussed. Students will learn how to prevent and respond to such types of attacks using various assessment tools, intrusion detection systems, etc.

  • Course #: MPTM-663-101
  • CRN: 16995
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Sienkiewicz, H.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-655-40

Enterprise Architecture

This is an introductory course in Enterprise Architecture (EA). The course defines EA as a series of interrelated reference models designed to foster a holistic top-down approach to managing Information Technology (IT) assets. Effective use of IT is essential to serving customers and/or constituents and this course explores how to align an organization’s business goals with the use of technology. The course explains the use of EA as a structured discipline for managing and governing IT, enabling everyone in the organization, from strategic leaders to tactical office workers, to see how IT affects productivity. The course explains the benefits of EA such as: • Fosters a common consistent approach to managing IT assets and technology use; providing the necessary discipline to support business agility. • Provides the framework to manage business processes as assets. With the relative cost of technology ever affordable, an organization’s business processes (how it produces goods and services) is what differentiates a successful organization from its competitors. Technology by itself is no longer a differentiator. • Provides a direct link between business needs and technology use by establishing the vertical alignment of organizational strategies, business processes, and technology solutions.

  • Course #: MPTM-655-40
  • CRN: 16047
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Bunting, W.
  • Dates: May 18 – Aug 16, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-632-101

Enterprise Modernization and Technology Assertion

Enterprise modernization changes every dimension of an organization—how it views itself, responds to its needs, and conducts its business. In this course, you’ll focus on the management challenges posed by emerging technologies and learn how to overcome these obstacles. You’ll explore how these technologies affect (and are affected by) political, social, economic, and cultural factors. Specific topics include emerging standards, nanotechnologies, artificial intelligence, artificial life, and expansion of the digital world.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-632-101
  • CRN: 15474
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Hogan, K.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-500-101

Ethics in Technology Management

The Core Course in Applied Ethics provides a firm foundation of essential concepts, skills, and strategies to allow for informed decision-making and effective leadership. The course emphasizes ethical responsibilities and core values endemic to the professional world, cutting across several disciplines but focusing particularly on the connections between applied ethics and areas such as technology, business management, and law. You will explore real-world dilemmas and the framework for reaching ethical decisions. Topics will include intellectual property rights, government regulations, privacy, information security and cybercrime. Professional guests from various fields—such as business, law and government—will present case studies representative of their experiences.

  • Course #: MPTM-500-101
  • CRN: 17537
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Molina, P.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-800-201

Financial Analysis for Technology Managers

Provides theories and practical techniques related to acquiring, accounting for, and allocating an organization’s financial assets. It analyzes basic business problems that managers face as they make technology decisions for their organizations. Some of the topics include return on investment, theories of portfolio management, financial statement and discounted cash flow analysis, interest rate determination, capital budgeting methodologies, concepts of risk and return, asset pricing, and valuation models. You will apply the knowledge you gain to issues you face within your work environment and to real-world examples through business cases and case studies.

Note: This is a required course in the Technology Management Program. This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-800-201
  • CRN: 15481
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Rivera-Piza, H.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-652-201

Managing Information Security

The Managing Information Security course is designed for managers charged with protecting IT systems, this course prepares you to anticipate the threat of Internet attacks—and develop effective strategies to defend against them. Learn the core concepts of data security, signature algorithms, key distribution, hash functions, and identification schemes. You’ll even explore public/private key cryptography, secret key schemes (DES and IDEA), public key schemes (RSA and ElGamal), and systems based on elliptic curves. The pertinent implementation aspects and current security estimations will be covered for all schemes.

Note: This course meets online,


MPTM-740-201

Lean & Agile w/Scrum & Kanban

This course provides students with a solid foundation and a good understanding of practicing Agile with Scrum and Kanban. Scrum is a framework for designing, developing, and delivering products, services, and/or solutions of the highest value incrementally. Scrum is also known as a popular agile method in the computer software industry for addressing unknown and complex requirements iteratively and incrementally.. Scrum implementations require the use of self-organized teams who are flexible individuals willing to adapt quickly to change. Students will learn about the rules of the game specific to Scrum events (the sprint, sprint planning, daily Scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective), Scrum artifacts (e.g. product backlog, sprint backlog, and increment), and the importance of the definition of done. Kanban is another lean framework for developing and delivering products and services by balancing demands with available capacity, and by improving the handling of system-level bottlenecks. Students will also learn essential lean principles and discover how to use a Kanban board to help them visualize workflow and prioritize work items more effectively.

  • Course #: MPTM-740-201
  • CRN: 17549
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Tessema, D.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-600-201

Management of Technology

The Management of Technology course provides theoretical and practical experience in using information technology to support organizational decision-making processes. You will examine the requirements of an organization to optimize its competitive strategy and core competencies. You will learn different tactical, strategic, and organizational factors relative to various information systems, as well as how to gauge the effectiveness of an organization’s information system. The course addresses some of the unique issues in managing different types of IT professionals, from senior-level architects to junior-level infrastructure support personnel. You will explore tools and techniques related to hiring, developing, assessing, and retaining staff—as well as theories/methods of managing remote workers and virtual teams.

Note: This is a required course in the Technology Management Program, This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-600-201
  • CRN: 15470
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Santens, M.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-622-101

Managing Diverse Organizations in a Flat World

This timely course focuses on defining project structure and reporting Relationships; assigning project roles and responsibilities; and staffing, motivating, and leading an organization that can compete effectively worldwide. Specific topics include conflict resolution, process control and automation, outsourcing, offshoring, real-time access to information, and other practices required for effective management in the changing demands of the flat world.

  • Course #: MPTM-622-101
  • CRN: 15926
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: McCue, S.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-809-40

New Urban Technologies

  • Course #: MPTM-809-40
  • CRN: 16112
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Pyke, C.
  • Dates: May 18 – Aug 16, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-621-10

Organizational & Technology Change Management

This course is designed to introduce Project Risk and Change Management related to the integration of new technology initiatives. In this course we will use a combination of presentation, discussion, and research to understand the risk of new technology project failure in the absence of a comprehensive change management strategy. The process is introduced from the systems view of organizational change and includes data collection methods (qualitative and quantitative), diagnosis, and the management of system-wide technology change integration. In addition to the practical component of the course of study, substantive and validated theory is integrated that spans 50+ years of change management literature.

  • Course #: MPTM-621-10
  • CRN: 14913
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: McCreesh, P.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020
  • Class Meetings:

MPTM-620-201

Project Management for IT Professionals

Project Management for IT Professionals will master both the practical and theoretical sides of project management for IT professionals. In keeping with the ANSI standard for project management, this comprehensive course covers such core concepts as triple-constant theory, critical path method, and tracking earned value. You’ll follow the project lifecycle—from planning to monitoring to control—and learn how to avoid the most common challenges of successful project management.

Note: This course meets online.

  • Course #: MPTM-620-201
  • CRN: 15472
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Yarbrough, T.
  • Dates: Jun 22 – Aug 15, 2020

MPTM-700-101

Systems Requirements

Gives you a strong understanding of the system development life cycle (SDLC). You will learn methods of gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing business requirements with a focus on the ease of use for IT staff and end-users alike. The course covers many of the specifics of gap analysis through correctness and completeness methods, the use of case models, process and data modeling, database design principles, and more. In addition, the course covers SDLC models, Unified Process and CASE tools, Rapid Application Development methodologies, Package Evaluation and Selection, and more. Finally, the course will be well-grounded in practice through the coverage of relevant requirements standards (IEEE Standard 830) and current government practices for requirements management (i.e., System Requirements Specifications (SRS).

  • Course #: MPTM-700-101
  • CRN: 17673
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Coriale, D.
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 11, 2020

MPTM-700-40

Systems Requirements

Gives you a strong understanding of the system development life cycle (SDLC). You will learn methods of gathering, analyzing, and prioritizing business requirements with a focus on the ease of use for IT staff and end-users alike. The course covers many of the specifics of gap analysis through correctness and completeness methods, the use of case models, process and data modeling, database design principles, and more. In addition, the course covers SDLC models, Unified Process and CASE tools, Rapid Application Development methodologies, Package Evaluation and Selection, and more. Finally, the course will be well-grounded in practice through the coverage of relevant requirements standards (IEEE Standard 830) and current government practices for requirements management (i.e., System Requirements Specifications (SRS).

Note: This course meets online. Required course required for Tech Mgmt students.