Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have 60 days with a 30 day extension (if needed) to complete the course
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Project Management


The course objective is to build mastery of the life cycle of managing a project, from designing the scope to completing the project and celebrating success. Along the way students will gain applied experience with project planning as well as managing project resources and risks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to understand key elements and individuals involved in a project
  • Understand how to monitor the progress of a project and manage risks and change
  • Determine the scope, rationale, and outcomes for a project
  • Plan and assess necessary components of a project including schedule, resources, budget, risks, communications and approvals
  • And understand how to close a project

General Course Topics:

  • Project management overview
  • Project manager roles and responsibilities
  • Project life cycle and processes
  • Scope, time and cost
  • Project approaches and methodologies
  • Defining project rationale
  • Gathering stakeholder expectations
  • Writing SMART goals
  • Estimating
  • Identifying project risks
  • Project planning
  • Creating a WBS
  • Resource planning
  • Procuring resources
  • Assigning people to tasks
  • Project schedule
  • Sequencing and dependencies
  • Time and effort estimates
  • Project budgeting, budget methods, and evaluation
  • Classifying and recording risks
  • Planning phase risks
  • Responsibility matrix
  • Communication planning
  • Status reporting plan
  • Project communications
  • Individual and team accountability
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Overview of monitoring progress
  • Monitoring time, cost, and scope
  • Managing project risks
  • Change management
  • Change request and implementation
  • Closing process
  • Evaluating project readiness
  • When the project isn't ready
  • Evaluating and reporting project success
  • Project approval
  • Lessons learned
  • Warehousing information
  • Transferring ownership
  • Evaluating project team
  • Celebrating project completion
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

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