Project Management Techniques I

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Course Number: PROJMGT 7010
Course Name: Project Management Techniques I (Online)
Course Description:    An introduction to contemporary project management tools and techniques across three broad areas: organizing and initiating projects, planning projects, and performing projects. Content  emphasizes project selection, chartering new projects, stakeholder management, scope management, scheduling, and their integration.
Prerequisites:    None
Level: Graduate
Credits: 3
Format: Online
Program: MS in Project Management
MS in Engineering
MS in Integrated Supply Chain Management

Registration Instructions

NOTE: The information below is representative of the course and is subject to change.  The specific details of the course will be available in the Desire2Learn course instance for the course in which a student registers.

Additional Information

Learning Outcomes

What you should be able to do after you complete this course:

  • Express your understanding of project management, which includes the project manager's function and the management of project processes.
  • Recognize the project plan development, execution, and monitoring and control processes that ensure all elements of the project are properly coordinated.
  • Develop a project statement of work and work breakdown structure that ensures the project includes all, but only, the work necessary to complete the project.
  • Use project network diagrams and other scheduling approaches to ensure timely completion of the project.
  • Prepare a budget that includes project cost, labor, and resource estimates required to ensure that the project is completed within its approved schedule.

Unit Descriptions

Unit 1
Introduction to Project Management
Project Life Cycle and Organization
Project Management Processes
Process Groups
Process Interactions

Unit 2
Develop Project Charter
Develop Project Management Plan
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Monitor and Control Project Work
Perform Integrated Change Control
Close project or phase

Unit 3
Collect Requirements
Define Scope
Create WBS
Verify Scope
Control Scope

Unit 4
Define Activities
Sequence Activities
Estimate Activity Resources
Estimate Activity Durations
Develop Schedule
Control Schedule

Unit 5
Estimate Costs
Determine Budget
Control Costs

Grading Information

Grading Scale
A+       98 to 100  B+       87.5 to 90 C+       77.5 to 80 D+   67.5 to 70
A         93.5 to 98 B          83.5 to 87.5 C          73.5 to 77.5 D    63.5 to 67.5
A-        90 to 93.5 B-        80 to 83.5 C-        70 to 73.5 D-  60 to 63.5  
The following table presents a breakout of points allocated to each unit:
Point Allocation by Unit

Unit Points % of course grade
1 270 27
2 195 20
3 195 20
4 100 10
5 240 24
Total 1000 100%

Grade Breakout by AssignmentComponent   Point Value % of Grade

Individual Quizzes  245  24.5
Individual Assignments  260  26
Group Discussions  275  27.5
Group Project   120  12
Peer/Self Evaluations  100  10
Course Total   1000  100%

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