Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
BUS 204
7 weeks (37 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 advanced project management concepts


The course objective is to explain the project similarities that are used to classify and select projects within organizations for the purpose of selecting a best-fit methodology; analyze the relationships among project scope, scheduling, cost, and resource management and generate/defend alternative project solutions; examine the essential components of the project life-cycle model and apply effective strategies for adapting project management methodologies; and identify and illustrate methods to decompose project requirements into standard project deliverables.

Learning Outcomes:

  • share 'best practices' of the 10 project management knowledge areas through open class discussions from examining case studies, articles and videos
  • define and measure the goals of the project relative to intended project outcomes
  • learn and apply the tools and techniques to execute a project including stakeholder management and conflict resolution
  • complete and present complete project portfolio, including project charter, WBS, project schedule, project budget, marketing plan, HR management plan, risk management plan, stakeholder analysis, competitor analysis, and projected revenue
  • prepare for PMI CAPM certification and/or full-time employment in project management
  • recognize the ten project management knowledge areas with key inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs
  • understand how the various elements come together to add value from the project charter to project closure

General Topics:

  • Project management
  • Time management
  • Professional communication
  • Fundamentals of public speaking
  • Critical thinking and writing
  • Business communication
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Case Studies
  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials