Advanced IT Professional Services
Explores advanced IT professional services topics, and the unique application of consulting methods in various industry sectors. IST 444 Advanced IT Professional Services (3) This course is designed to allow students to explore in-depth IT professional services issues and strategies. The advanced topics to be covered during the semester include IT strategy consulting, consulting leadership issues, complex and/or strategic consulting methodologies, IT governance consulting, and an in-depth analysis of professional service firm operations and strategies, and the management of multiple, simultaneous projects and initiatives. This course is designed around real-world issues and projects involving problem identification, advanced research methods, IT solution development, integration, and implementation, primarily from a strategic and/or program management perspective. Furthermore, students will explore the culture, operations, and strategies of large, medium and small IT services organizations. The student will understand leadership and managerial issues associated with strategic alignment of IT and business strategies, executive-level stakeholder management, program management, IT strategic planning, and managing the political landscapes of large-scale IT consulting projects.