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Project Management

Division of Arts and Sciences

The Project Management concentration presents the fundamentals of project management, including the skills, tools, and techniques used to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects. The concentration also presents principles of systems thinking and a systems solutions approach to manage project integration, scope, and change, as well as how to manage the project triple-constraints of time, cost, and quality. The concentration is designed to prepare learners to understand and apply globally recognized project management best practices and methodologies to professional and personal projects.

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Four Required Courses

 

 

21 quarter credits

PM3000
Principles of Project Management

In this course, learners are introduced to the fundamental basics of project management and gain a broad overview of project management standards and their applicability to both business and IT projects. This course emphasizes management theories, concepts, tools and techniques defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) including the Process Groups and Knowledge Areas. This course also introduces other project management methodologies and frameworks, with an emphasis on Agile.

3 quarter credits
PM4010 *
Process Groups and Knowledge Areas in Project Management

This course covers the project life cycle and project management processes. This includes initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing. Learners analyze the relationship of the process groups to the Project Management Institute (PMI) knowledge areas and develop the documents and deliverables required for each stage of the project life cycle. Learners are also introduced to the importance of people‐ oriented skills, such as communications, team building and leadership. Finally, learners apply the knowledge learned in the development and managing of a project. Prerequisite(s): PM3000.

6 quarter credits
PM4020 *
Integration and Scope Management

In this course, learners cover integration management and scope management knowledge areas. Learners identify and examine the processes, tools, and techniques used to integrate activities from execution to project completion, and manage the interdependencies among the project management knowledge areas. Learners create the scope management plan component of the project management plan and emphasize a system solutions approach for gathering and defining business requirements and leveraging project change management for controlling project scope. Finally, learners consider the importance of developing strategic business and leadership skills, such as listening, problem solving, team building, market awareness, and customer relationship skills. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits
PM4030 *
Scheduling, Cost, and Quality Management

This course focuses on project scheduling and cost and quality management in a business or information technology (IT) project context. Learners study project scheduling, costs and quality management processes, including quality planning, quality assurance, and quality control. Learners also monitor project results to evaluate compliance with schedule, costs and quality standards and gain an understanding of the steps involved in planning, performing, and controlling a business or IT project. Learners are introduced to a variety of scheduling, cost and quality tools that can be used independently or conjunctively. Finally, learners explore project management software to help in developing a project schedule. Prerequisite(s): PM4010.

6 quarter credits

 

 

Total

 

 

21 quarter credits

 

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.