Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Define project and differentiate project from ongoing processes such as continuous operations, mass production, and batch production.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the process model of initiation-planning-execution-control-closure and the integration of the nine project management body of knowledge areas.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the nine skill areas of Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications, Risk, Resources, Procurement, and Project Integration, emphasizing the inputs, tools and skills, and outputs involved with each skill area.
4. Utilize current project management software to develop and execute planning, control and closure of technical projects (actual or simulated) in the students’ areas of technical expertise.
5. Develop (for a simulated or actual project) an appropriate: • Scope statement • Scope change plan • Work breakdown structure (WBS) • Appropriate work packages • Project sequence using PERT and CPM methodology • Project schedule with early start (ES), early finish (ET), late start (LS) and late finish (LF) dates • Project cost baseline • Project budget projections • Project cash flow plan • Project communication plan • Project internal resource and external resource plans • Project risk assessment and risk management plan • Project resource plan • Project closure
6. Demonstrate knowledge and use of appropriate control mechanisms such as Earned Value Analysis (EVA), cost and time variances, quality assessment techniques and risk assessment techniques.
7. Analyze conflicts of cost, time, schedule, quality, and personnel and develop appropriate strategies for resolution.
8. Demonstrate an increase in computing, speaking and writing skills in this course, as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor.