Project Management Techniques I

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

Master of Science in Project Management
Master of Science in Engineering
Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management
Master of Science in Organizational Change Leadership
Master of Science in Distance Education Leadership

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
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to

  • 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 Scale
A+ 98% - 100%
A 93.5% - 97%
A- 90% - 93.4%
B+ 87.5% - 89%
B 83.5% - 87.4%
B- 80% - 83.4%
C+ 77.5% - 79%
C 73.5% - 77.4%
C- 70% - 73.4%
D+ 67.5% - 69%
D 63.5% - 67.4%
D- 60% - 63.4%
F 0% - 59%

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 1,000 100%

Grade Breakout by Assignment

Component Point Possible % of Grade
Individual Quizzes 100 points 10%
Individual Assignments 550 points 55%
Group Discussions 160 points 16%
Group Project 120 points 12%
Peer/Self Evaluations 70 points 7%
Total: 1,000 points 100%


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