ECTS - IT Portfolio Management and IT Standards

IT Portfolio Management and IT Standards (ISE512) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
IT Portfolio Management and IT Standards ISE512 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Natural & Applied Sciences Master's Degree
Mode of Delivery
Learning and Teaching Strategies .
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Course Assistants
Course Objectives This course teaches the essential executive skills of portfolio and project management. The course incorporates real life case studies that span the product life cycle as well as the related standards.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Determine key business benefits and portfolio financial feasibility
  • Describe the business processes and process models related with portfolios
  • Attain knowledge about management and governance frameworks and standards.
Course Content Processes for the integrated project life (approval, identifying and planning, implementation, management and tracking, assessment and improvement); prioritizing IT projects; resource allocation; managing risks and costs; assessment and governance; standard metrics for measuring ROI. ITIL, COBIT, Val IT, Sarbanes Oxley, related IEEE and ISO standar

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Overview Ch.1 (Maizlish, Handler), Ch. 1 (Bonham)
2 Overview Ch.1 (Maizlish, Handler)
3 Planning for IT portfolio management Ch. 2 (Maizlish, Handler)
4 Planning for IT portfolio management Ch. 2 (Maizlish, Handler)
5 People and governance Ch. 3 (Maizlish, Handler), Ch. 8-10 (Bonham)
6 People and governance Ch. 3 (Maizlish, Handler) , Ch. 8-10 (Bonham)
7 IT Portfolios and their content Ch. 4 (Maizlish, Handler)
8 IT Portfolios and their content Ch. 4 (Maizlish, Handler)
9 Building the IT portfolio Ch. 5 (Maizlish, Handler), Ch. 3-5 (Bonham)
10 Building the IT portfolio Ch. 5 (Maizlish, Handler), Ch. 3-5 (Bonham)
11 Related Standards Ch. 6-10 (Rozemeijer, Van Bon, & Verheijen)
12 Related Standards Ch. 11-15 (Rozemeijer, Van Bon, & Verheijen)
13 Related Standards Ch. 16-20 (Rozemeijer, Van Bon, & Verheijen)
14 Related Standards Ch. 20-31 (Rozemeijer, Van Bon, & Verheijen)
15 Final Examination Period Review of topics
16 Final Examination Period Review of topics


Course Book 1. Maizlish, B., Handler, R., IT Portfolio Management: Unlocking the Business Value of Technology, Wiley, 2005.
2. Bonham, S., IT Project Portfolio Management, Artech House Publishers, 2004.
Other Sources 3. The Standard for Portfolio Management, PMI, 2008.
4. Blokdijk, G., Menken, I., IT Services Portfolio Management Best Practice Handbook: Planning, Implementing, Maximizing Return on Investment of Strategic IT Portfolio Management - Ready to use bringing Theory into Action, Emereo Pty Ltd, 2008.
5. Kaplan, J., Strategic IT Portfolio Management: Governing Enterprise Transformation, Jeff Kaplan, 2009.
6. Fitzpatrick, E. W., Planning and Implementing IT Portfolio Management: Maximizing the Return on Information Technology Investments, IT Economics Corp., 1. baskı, 2005.
7. Rozemeijer, E., Van Bon, J., Verheijen, T., Frameworks for IT Management: A Pocket Guide, Van Haren Publishing; 1. baskı, 2007.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 5 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering. X
2 An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data. X
3 An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs. X
4 An ability to function on multi-disciplinary domains. X
5 An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems. X
6 An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. X
7 An ability to communicate effectively. X
8 Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning. X
9 A knowledge of contemporary issues. X
10 An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice. X
11 Skills in project management and recognition of international standards and methodologies X
12 An ability to produce engineering products or prototypes that solve real-life problems. X
13 Skills that contribute to professional knowledge. X
14 An ability to make methodological scientific research. X
15 An ability to produce, report and present an original or known scientific body of knowledge. X
16 An ability to defend an originally produced idea.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours)
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 5 80
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments 3 15 45
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 175