This paper describes the challenges of incorporating generic project management principles and guidelines with the unique complexities of managing IT projects. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) disseminated by the Project Management Institute (PMI) represents best practices in managing all types of projects and serves as the basis for Project Management certification. However, there are unique characteristics of IT projects that may not be fully addressed in the PMBOK. This paper describes the development and delivery of a graduate course in IT Project Management in an MSIS program, and discusses the experiences and lessons learned in attempting to fulfill multiple pedagogical and practitioner-focused goals.
Beise, Catherine, "Applying the PMBOK to IT Project Management: Curriculum Design and Implementation" (2000). AMCIS 2000 Proceedings. 152.