Course Summary
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19.5 hours (3 days, 6.5 hours per day)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 project management


The course objective is to provide students with knowledge, tools, techniques, and best practices to successfully plan and manage small, low-risk projects from initiation to final closeout and to meet the goals of the project, organization, and customers while balancing the competing demands of scope, schedule, cost, and risk. this course provides a sound foundation in project management concepts and lays the groundwork for future, advanced studies.

Learning Outcomes:

  • be able to define key terms in project management;
  • describe fundamental project management concepts
  • develop a project charter
  • select a project management life cycle
  • select project management plan elements and project documents
  • develop a communications strategy and engage project stakeholders
  • define scope using a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • create a realistic schedule
  • identify project resources
  • develop a project budget
  • prepare for change to a project baseline
  • create a risk register
  • establish project baselines
  • describe how to monitor and manage project status
  • define actions to effectively close out a project
  • create an on-the-job action plan

General Topics:

  • Introduction to project management
  • Project origination
  • Project planning overview
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication management
  • Defining project scope
  • Developing the initial project schedule
  • Assigning project resources
  • Working with the project budget
  • Planning for risk
  • Change management and project baselines
  • Managing, monitoring and controlling the project
  • Closing the project
  • Developing an action plan
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Other
  • Quizzes
  • a set of project deliverables

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials