Spring Semester 2016  


IS 451 Course Page EY Leadership Seminar
Acct & IS Dept College of Business Cal State Northridge

Course Description & Learning Goals
 Textbooks & Course Materials
 Computer Facilities
 Computer Software Requirements
 Course Outline
 Exams and Academic Honesty
 Contact Info and Office Hours



Welcome Spring 2016 IS 451 Students!


Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or higher in *two* of the following courses: IS 441, IS 431, IS 435 and a passing score on the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam.

An introduction to enterprise-level system development concepts, principles and practices.  Evaluate and set up comprehensive system development projects for enterprises.  Student teams will analyze, design and plan systems of moderate complexity, using current technologies and the appropriate project management methods in the solution.


This course shall contribute to achieving the following learning goals:

  • Each student shall have a conceptual understanding of Enterprise Resource Planning software.
  • Each student shall have a conceptual understanding of IT project management tools and techniques.
  • Each student shall understand the concepts required to develop a proposal for an enterprise-wide IT project.

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  • Monk/Wagner, Concepts in Enterprise Resource Planning, 4th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2013.  ISBN10: 1-111-82039-2
ERP text
  • Schwalbe, K., Information Technology Project Management, 7th Edition, Cengage Learning, 2014.  ISBN10: 1-133-52685-3

ITPM book

  • Some type of storage media (USB Flash drive or Cloud/Network drive).
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If you plan to do the assignments from home, you will need Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project (a trial version comes with the "ITPM" book), and a Web Browser.

Microsoft DreamSpark Site License Software: The following Microsoft software is available (for currently enrolled IS students) free for download, including:  MS Project, MS Visio, MS Visual Studio.net, MS Windows 7 & 8 Professional.

Other Licensed Software at the 
Due to an agreement between Microsoft Corporation and California State University, students can now purchase Microsoft Software at a discount.  Microsoft Office is available here!  Many other software packages are also available at an educational discount price (about 50% off of regular retail).  In order to be eligible to purchase these software, students must show proof of enrollment in a degree-granting program at CSUN and a photo ID


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COURSE OUTLINE (this schedule is tentative)
Readings and Assignments
Jan. 27
  • Introduction to the course
  • Business Function and Business Processes
  • Development of ERP Systems
  • ERP Chapter 1
  • ERP Chapter 2
Feb. 3
  • Marketing Info Systems and the Sales Order Process
  • ERP Chapter 3
Feb. 10
  • Production and Supply Chain Management Info Systems
  • Accounting in ERP Systems
  • ERP Chapter 4
  • ERP Chapter 5
Feb. 17
  • Human Resources Processes with ERP
  • RFID, Business Intelligence (BI), Mobile Computing, and the Cloud
  • Systems Development Project Part A
MIDTERM EXAM 1 (7:00 to 9:00 pm)
  • Covering ERP Chapters 1-6,8
Mar. 2

  • Project Library Session : Charissa Jefferson, Business and Data Librarian
Mar. 9
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • The Project Management and IT Context
  • ITPM Chapter 1
  • ITPM Chapter 2
Mar. 16
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management

  • ITPM Chapter 4
  • ITPM Chapter 5
Mar. 23
Spring Break  No Classes
Mar. 30
  • Project Time Management
  • Introduction to MS Project
  • Systems Development Project Part B
Apr. 6
MIDTERM EXAM 2 (7:00 to 9:00 pm)
  • Covering ITPM Chapters 1,2,4-6
Apr. 13
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • ITPM Chapter 7
  • ITPM Chapter 8
Apr. 20
  • Project Human Resources Management
  • Project Communications Management
  • ITPM Chapter 9
  • ITPM Chapter 10
Apr. 27
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • ITPM Chapter 11
  • ITPM Chapter 12
May 4
Group Project Meeting Day  No Classes
May 11
  • Group Projects due at the beginning of class

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May 18
FINAL EXAM (8:00 to 10:00 pm)

Covering ITPM Chapters 7-12

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Your final grade for the course will be a whole letter grade.  No plus or minus grades will be given.  Your final grade will be based on a system of 1000 points, distributed among the project and exams as shown in the table below:
Systems Development Group Project 150
Group Project Oral Presentation 50
Midterm Exam 1 250
Midterm Exam 2 250
Final Exam 300
Total Points: 1000
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All exams will consist of both objective and subjective questions. There will be assigned seating during the exam.  Please wait outside of the classroom on exam day and be prepared to leave all items at the front of the room.  You will not be permitted to leave the room during the exam.

IMPORTANT: The use of any "electronic device" (such as Cell Phones, Smart Phones, Smart Watches, Tablets, Calculators, or Computers) during an exam is strictly prohibited.  If you are caught using such a device during an exam your test will be taken away from you and you will receive a score of ZERO (this includes Phones ringing during the exam). 

Any other forms of Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated.  If you are caught cheating (on an exam or project), you will be given a grade of "F" for this course and you will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension and/or expulsion from this University.  Please read the Academic Honesty Policy in the Schedule of Classes.
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The Power Point Slides used for each book/chapter are available for you to download.  Please print the slides for each chapter before coming to class.  Thank You!
Chapter Number
Power Point File
ERP Chapter 1
ERP Chapter 2
ERP Chapter 3
ERP Chapter 4
ERP Chapter 5
ERP Chapter 6
ERP Chapter 8
ITPM Chapter 1
ITPM Chapter 2
ITPM Chapter 4
ITPM Chapter 5
ITPM Chapter 6
ITPM Chapter 7
ITPM Chapter 8
ITPM Chapter 9
ITPM Chapter 10
ITPM Chapter 11
ITPM Chapter 12
ITPM Chapter 13
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Paul J. Lazarony, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
David Nazarian College of Business & Economics

 Office: Juniper Hall 3109
Phone:  (818) 677-2466


The best way to reach me (and to get a quick response) 
is through E-MAIL.


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