Project Management & Systems Analysis

Project Management & Systems Analysis

This course is designed to teach students to understand systems broadly, including hardware, software, and the people who use them, and develop the ability to conduct an analysis to identify a problem, collect user requirements, and propose possible solutions. We will cover the basics of systems analysis and system design and project management and planning. We will also cover the use of some typical tools used in systems analysis & project management such as data flow diagrams & GANTT charts. These analysis and planning skills are highly relevant in libraries, archives, museums, organizations, businesses, and many other information management settings and will prepare students to innovate information services in those settings.

Class Name Project Management & Systems Analysis
Host School The University of Wisconsin - Madison SLIS
Class Identifier LIS 640
Credit Value 3 Credit Hours
Faculty Tracy Lewis-Williams
Course Tool (Online) Other
Class Description This course is designed to teach students to understand systems broadly, including hardware, software, and the people who use them, and develop the ability to conduct an analysis to identify a problem, collect user requirements, and propose possible solutions. We will cover the basics of systems analysis and system design and project management and planning. We will also cover the use of some typical tools used in systems analysis & project management such as data flow diagrams & GANTT charts. These analysis and planning skills are highly relevant in libraries, archives, museums, organizations, businesses, and many other information management settings and will prepare students to innovate information services in those settings.
Class Disclaimer Students completing this course will earn 3 graduate credits. The credit standard for this course is met by an expectation of at least 135 hours of student engagement during the semester with the course’s learning activities (at least 45 hours per credit), including reading, writing, viewing lectures, attending online meetings, and other student work as described in this syllabus.
Delivery Asynchronous
Start and End Date September 5th, 2018 - December 12th, 2018
Start and End Time
(if synchronous)
Days of Week
(of class meetings, if synchronous)
Last Add Day September 5th, 2018
Residency Start and End Date No Residency
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