Project Management (PMGT)
Courses that are not part of degree requirements may only be taken as electives.
PMGT 501 Fundamentals of Project Management 3 Credits (3,0)
This course provides the student with fundamental techniques and principles related to project management, following the national standards for project management. The content of this course includes and extends the body of knowledge elements required for completion of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by the project Management Institute. This course encompasses the study of project management, paying particular attention to the ten knowledge areas: initiation, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as they relate to the five process groups of initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing of projects. Examples and student initiated projects and project simulations are utilized to emphasize the integrated relationships. Project management software is utilized throughout the course, particularly to demonstrate the usefulness of automated calculations, recordkeeping, and reporting as related to planning and controlling projects. Throughout, the merger of technical skills, general management skills, and project management skills for successful project completion is emphasized. Where applicable, the information delivered in this course is compliant with ISO 9,000, 10,000 series standards and the Project Management Institute generated Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.