This course provides topics that are relevant to different elements of project management using a strategic overview of the essentials in managing a project. Students will analyze various components such as, project selection, planning, organizing, and project control, making use of the theories by developing analytical and interpersonal skills that are useful to project management teams.
Course Credits: 3
Prerequisites: This class requires the completion of COSC 1335 (Computers and Problem Solving) or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Student Learning Outcomes
This course focuses on a holistic approach to project management. Introduction to Project Management will be briefly reviewed. The principle areas of discussion will be aligning the projects with business strategies, managing multiple projects in the form of programs (Program management), and in the form of portfolios (Portfolio Management), and marshalling organizational assets through a project management office (PMO). Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and tools. Project management is becoming more important in today’s world. Mastery of key tools and concepts could give students a significant competitive advantage in the marketplace. Objectives of this course include:
- To master key concepts, techniques, and decision tools used by project managers.
- To provide experience in using the concepts, techniques, and decision tools available to project managers.
- To create an awareness of potential conflicts and problems that can occur on projects.
- To identify appropriate behavior for successfully managing a project.
- To understand how to develop and use a computer-based information system for managing projects.