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Badge in Information Systems Project Management Fundamentals

The School of Computing's information systems project management fundamentals badge (not a degree or certificate) is designed to prepare students to accomplish the following:

  • Compare and contrast project and product lifecycles.
  • Explain the interaction between the process groups, knowledge areas, and processes defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • Propose and argue in support of a more realistic definition of a successful IS project that extends the traditional three-pronged, on-time, within budget, and meeting requirements definition.
  • Adapt basic tools, templates, and techniques to the planning, organization, and management of an information systems project.
  • Prepare professional quality PM work products.
  • Apply the principles defined in the Agile Manifesto to IS project management.
  • Discriminate between Agile and traditional approaches to IS project management.


Completion of a bachelor's degree and evidence of basic object-oriented programming skills, along with a basic understanding of software engineering principles or systems analysis and design are required for admission.

Program Location

Classes are offered fully online, in a hybrid format, or in-person in the late afternoon or evening in downtown Grand Rapids.


The badge comprises one course (three credits).

Students must take:

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