Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand and evaluate the role of professional organization and professional standards in the area of project management. (analysis)
2. Define project and differentiate project from an ongoing process. (analysis)
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the process model of initiation-planning-execution control-closure and the integration of the nine knowledge areas (ref. PMI PMBOK guide ©) with the process model, apply that understanding to real and simulated projects and, evaluate its usefulness in managing projects. (evaluation)
4. 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. (PMI PMBOK guide ©) (application)
5. 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 and assess its value in managing projects. (evaluation)
6. Demonstrate construction of a comprehensive, integrated project plan including the following: (synthesis) • 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 projection using ES/LS, EF/LF times • 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
7. 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.(application)
8. Analyze conflicts of cost, time, schedule, quality, and personnel and recommend appropriate strategies for resolution (evaluation).
9. Demonstrate an increase in computing, speaking and writing skills in this course, as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor.(application)
10. 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 and assess its value in managing projects.
11. Evaluate the importance of leadership skills in managing projects and differentiate leadership from management, (evaluation) and identify different leadership styles appropriate to differing project management situations. (Analysis)