Course

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:N/A
Credits:3
Format:Online
Program:
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 Criteria
Grading Scale
EXEMPLARY  ABOVE AVERAGE ACCEPTABLE  NEEDS IMPROVEMENT
A+       98 to 100  
A         93.5 to 98
A-        90 to 93.5
B+       87.5 to 90
B          83.5 to 87.5
B-        80 to 83.5
C+       77.5 to 80
C          73.5 to 77.5
C-        70 to 73.5
D+       67.5 to 70
D         63.5 to 67.5
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 Assignment
Component                            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%