Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Explain what a project is, provide examples of projects, list various attributes of projects and describe project constraints.
2. Describe project management and key elements of the project management framework, including project stakeholders, project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success factors.
3. Define and establish fundamental project objectives such as project schedule, milestones, budget, quality and resources and interaction between these objectives.
4. Compare and contrast the various methods for selecting projects.
5. Outline the five project management process groups; map them to the project management knowledge areas.
6. Illustrate the importance of creating plans to guide project execution, and list the critical components of effective project planning.
7. Recognize the nine knowledge areas of project management, and the key planning tasks and outputs for project integration, scope, time and cost management.
8. Evaluate alternative strategies in order to meet stakeholder requirements.
9. Understand the role and responsibilities of the principal project participants with a focus on the role of the project manager.