Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Define project and differentiate a project from an ongoing process.
2. Apply the process model of initiation-planning-execution-control-closure and the integration of the nine knowledge areas.
3. Demonstrate knowledge project management and 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. Discuss the nature and attributes of information technology projects and articulate similarities and differences between IT projects and other types of projects.
5. Justify an IT project by establishing a business case.
6. Develop key project management documents such as project charter, project plan, and work breakdown structure.
7. Estimate task durations, establish task interdependencies, and assign resources.
8. Draw and analyze a network diagram.
9. Identify IT project risks and develop risk mitigation strategies.
10. Identify troubled IT projects and avoid IT project escalation and De-escalate.