This course introduces students to the basic principles of project management. It is designed to provide students with foundations in initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and controlling various projects. Students learn the fundamentals of project management knowledge areas such as, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management. Project Management can be applied to fields of construction, skilled trades, manufacturing, engineering, architecture, and others.
Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:
Develop a process based rationale for approaching project management.
Demonstrate ability to define project objectives and goals.
Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of scope management, risk management, cost planning and control, resource capacity analysis and allocation, time management and project scheduling, as well as change management.
Demonstrate the ability to create a Project Charter and Preliminary Planning Steps in the Initiation phase, as indicated in the Project Management Book of Knowledge or PMBOX published by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Prepare a Project Task List that indicates task name, beginning and end dates of a task, and the length of time it will be required to complete the task.
Utilize Microsoft Project software to compile data, perform analysis, and generate project documentation.
Simulate project meetings with meeting minutes on individual student projects.
Verify the operation of current version of MS Project and insure the ability to integrate with other Microsoft and Industry acceptable standard.