Thomas Garfield Gibbs
Project Management University of Houston
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About Me

IT Project Manager for 30 years and been teaching at the Undergraduate level for 13 year. 

Bachelor - 1982


McNeese State University

Bachelor - 2002

Business Information Systems

University of Houston-Downtown

Master - 2008

Project Management

University of Houston

Master - 2020


Tulane University

Master - 2022

Business Administration

Louisiana State University in Shreveport

Teaching History
Project Management
University of Houston

Aug 2009 - Dec 2021




By the end of the course, students will be able to:


·        develop skills in the use of project management tools and methods within the context of an information systems project

·        design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs

·        function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal

·        understand professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities

·        recognize the need for, an ability to engage in, professional development

·        understand the processes that support delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment

·        effectively create and update Project Management Plan deliverables

·        develop requirements and specifications for multi-user information system based on a database

·        examine the process for development of information systems policies, procedures, and standards in the organization

·        discuss management of time and interpersonal relations

Systems Analysis and Design
University of Houston

Jul 2009 - Dec 2021


By the end of the course, students will be able:

·        To demonstrate the necessary skills in order to do the analysis, modeling, and definition of information systems problems

·        To collect and structure information in the development of clearly defined systems requirements and specifications

·        To analyze organizational systems in order to determine how their systems might be improved
·        To show how to assess risks and feasibility when presenting system alternatives
·        To demonstrate and analyze small group dynamics as related to working within a client/consulting environment
·        To develop quality metrics for assessment of customer satisfaction at all phases of the life cycle
·        To show how to analyze requirements, present alternatives and to develop a logical design involving various implementation approaches such as off the shelf packages, customized tailoring of packages, and the construction of software through the use of CASE tools
·        To demonstrate the use of system application development tools and techniques
·        To develop quality metrics for assessment of software development and project control of software development
·        To effectively communicate within a group via effective interpersonal communications to achieve consensus by using classical techniques, as well as computer facilitated groupware
·        An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.

Areas of Specialization
Project Management