BUSM 265 Principles of Project Management

This course examines the process of selecting, prioritizing, initiating and planning a project. Topics range from focus on determining the projects to be selected in relation to organizational strategy and culture, to prioritization and negotiation in acquiring resources, and determining a budget and schedule. Students successfully completing this course may choose to sit for CAPM© certification testing at an additional charge.

Credits

3 Credits

BUSM 265Principles of Project Management

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Business Management & Entrepreneurship

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Semester Contact Hours Lab

0

Semester Contact Hours Clinical

0

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

This course examines the process of selecting, prioritizing, initiating and planning a project. Topics range from focus on determining the projects to be selected in relation to organizational strategy and culture, to prioritization and negotiation in acquiring resources, and determining a budget and schedule. Students successfully completing this course may choose to sit for CAPM© certification testing at an additional charge.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

BUSM 265: Principles of Project Management Students will… RPG MTL SLO1. Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and issues of project management. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16 Understand SLO2. Demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques. 1, 3, 5, 6, 13, 14 Understand SLO3. Articulate the role and qualities of a successful project manager. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 13, 15, 16 Apply SLO4. Use project management tools including project tracking software. 1, 3, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14 Create SLO5. Discuss the complexities and subtleties of international project management. 4, 8, 11, 16 Evaluate SLO6: Demonstrate effective team performance, writing, and presentation skills. 2, 7, 8, 13, 15, 16 Apply SLO7: Explain project management planning, implementation, and life cycle. 1, 3 Understand SLO8: Demonstrate the ability to effectively define a problem and design a comprehensive solution. 3, 5, 6, 15 Analyze

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

VI. Delivery Methodologies

Required Assignments

Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Discussion Qualities of Project Managers 1, 3 Discussion Previous Projects 1, 3 Discussion Estimating Work and Budgets 1, 4, 7 Discussion Constraints and Risks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 Discussion Managing Project Changes 1, 4, 5, 7 Discussion Managing Risk 3, 7 Discussion Management Mistakes to Avoid 3, 6, 7, 8 Discussion High Performance Teams 3, 6, 8 Discussion Leading Virtual Projects 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 Discussion Challenges When Closing a Project 1, 3, 7 Quiz Chapters 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Quiz Chapters 4, 5, 6 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapters 7, 8, 9 4, 7, 8 Quiz Chapters 10, 11, 12 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapters 13, 14, 15 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapters 16, 17, 18 1, 2, 6 Quiz Chapters 19, 20, 21 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 Quiz Chapters 22, 24, 25 & Misc. 1, 2, 5, 7 Individual Project Gantt Chart – Excel 2, 4 Individual Project Gantt Chart – Gantt Project 2, 4 Individual Project Meeting Planning 4, 8 Individual Project Computer Software Upgrade 4, 8 Group Project Term Project – TBD Each Term 4, 6, 7, 8

Required Text

1. 2.

Required Materials

Required Activities

Specific Course Activity Assignment or Assessment Requirements

Assignment Type Title Student Learning Outcomes(s) Discussion Qualities of Project Managers 1, 3 Discussion Previous Projects 1, 3 Discussion Estimating Work and Budgets 1, 4, 7 Discussion Constraints and Risks 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 Discussion Managing Project Changes 1, 4, 5, 7 Discussion Managing Risk 3, 7 Discussion Management Mistakes to Avoid 3, 6, 7, 8 Discussion High Performance Teams 3, 6, 8 Discussion Leading Virtual Projects 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 Discussion Challenges When Closing a Project 1, 3, 7 Quiz Chapters 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3 Quiz Chapters 4, 5, 6 2, 4, 7 Quiz Chapters 7, 8, 9 4, 7, 8 Quiz Chapters 10, 11, 12 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapters 13, 14, 15 2, 3, 5 Quiz Chapters 16, 17, 18 1, 2, 6 Quiz Chapters 19, 20, 21 1, 3, 5, 6, 7 Quiz Chapters 22, 24, 25 & Misc. 1, 2, 5, 7 Individual Project Gantt Chart – Excel 2, 4 Individual Project Gantt Chart – Gantt Project 2, 4 Individual Project Meeting Planning 4, 8 Individual Project Computer Software Upgrade 4, 8 Group Project Term Project – TBD Each Term 4, 6, 7, 8 1. 2. 1. 2.