Project Management

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

PRM 101 : Foundations of Project Management

This course covers the fundamentals of building a project plan that will lead to successful management of all projects from short term endeavors to long term complex programs. Using the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge handbook, students learn the principles, methodology and terminology of Project Management, with a focus on transferring the text book learnings into practical, real-life applications. Topics will include scope, schedule and budget management, cultural differences, stakeholder management, conflict resolution and several additional topics to support a successful project. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Fall

Credits

3
1. Identify the elements of the Project Management life cycle. 2. Examine the role of a Project Manager including the importance of managing people and expectations. 3. Demonstrate the processes to build a thorough project plan. 4. Identify the key terms of Project Management. 5. Utilize basic tools and techniques to plan, organize, and manage a project. 6. Evaluate best outcomes based on risks and constraints. 7. Describe the career paths in the project management profession.

PRM 102 : Organizational Behavior and Projects

This course details the relationship between the organizations that host projects and the projects themselves. Projects are a key vehicle for the execution of organizational strategy, and the effectiveness of that execution is determined to a large extent by the environment that the organization itself creates for those projects. This course will also draw topics from ethics, professionalism, and project leadership. Pre or co-requisite: PRM 101. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Differentiate global codes of ethics and conduct 2. Recognize cultural influences on ethics 3. Analyze and remediate ethical situations and sustainability 4. Develop appropriate approaches for managing projects within multiple cultures

PRM 104 : Project Stakeholders and Communications Plan

This course provides students with comprehensive project management communication, knowledge and skills. Students will master theoretical and applied communication skills. Students will be required to develop a project stakeholder list and evaluate stakeholder's role in a project; determine the appropriate communications methodology to be used for each stakeholder; and develop a high quality communication plan for meeting the needs of each stakeholder. Pre or co-requisite PRM 102. Three lectures hours per week. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

Upon completion of this course students will be able to: 1. Recognize all project stakeholders and identify their specific role and influence in the project 2. Differentiate between formal and informal communications methods and defend when each is applicable on a project. 3. Evaluate and select appropriate tools and methods to communicate with identified stakeholders, including commonly used templates for communication activities such as status reporting, issue tracking, change control, and project reviews 4. Construct a communication-management plan that defines the participants, communication processes, tools, and methods required for appropriate project communication

PRM 201 : Project Scope, Resource, Cost and Time Management

This course furthers the students understanding of key knowledge areas in the field of project management. Topics will include requirements management, resource planning, budgeting, task scheduling and critical path planning, and the concept of "triple constraint" (constraints of project cost, scheduling, and scope). Students will gain critical knowledge of the factors that lead to a successful project. Prerequisite: PRM 102 or permission of department chair. Three lectures hours per week. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

1. Translate the sponsoring organization's vision for a project into an achievable Project Charter. 2. Utilize customer requirements and the triple constraint to develop the project's scope. 3. Develop a comprehensive Work Breakdown Structure by translating requirements into tasks. 4. Establish an initial project cost and schedule baseline. 5. Develop an initial project plan.

PRM 202 : Project Risk, Change, and Quality Management

This course continues to examine at greater depth some of the key foundational concepts of Project Management. Working with real-life project examples and accepted project management standards, this course will provide students with a strong understanding of managing the risk, change, and quality components of a project. Prerequisite: PRM 104 or permission of program coordinator. Three lecture hours per week. 3 Credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PRM 104 or permission of the program coordinator. 

1. Define how proper management of risk, change, and quality leads to successful project outcomes. 2. Identify likely outcomes when risk, change, and quality are not properly managed. 3. Explain the steps needed to develop an appropriate risk response plan to real project situations. 4. Apply the steps used to manage change within real project situations. 5. Translate customer and stakeholder requirements into an appropriate quality management plan. 6. Describe the steps needed to validate that project deliverables satisfy customer and stakeholder requirements.

PRM 204 : Advanced Project Management Concepts

This course provides students with an understanding of important project management concepts, which may not be foundational to project management, but would be encountered by more senior project managers as they advance in their careers. The concepts include, but are not limited to building project teams, project politics. global project management, Agile project management, and recovering troubled projects. Prerequisite(s): PRM 201 and PRM 202 or permission of program coordinator. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Corequisites

1. Demonstrate different approaches for building and leading project teams. 2. Discuss various project communications methods and project politics and how they can affect the outcomes of projects. 3. Identify global project management concepts and the challenges of managing a global project team. 4. Discuss the role that different cultures play in managing global projects and how a project manager would manage global teams and networks. 5. Discuss the role of a project manager in an Agile environment and review various Agile methodologies, and discuss how they differ. 6. Identify the root cause of troubled projects, when recovery is necessary, and the methods for getting troubled projects back on track.

PRM 205 : CAPM Exam Preparation

This course is designed to prepare students to sit for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination administered via the Project Management Institute (PMI), the governing body of project management. This examination is taken at a PMI designated testing center or proctored online by PMI. A passing grade results in the student being recognized as a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM). Prerequisite: PRM 202 or permission of program coordinator. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Fall, Spring

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PRM 202 or permission of program coordinator.  

Corequisites

1. Prepare to take the CAPM exam. 2. Identify the Knowledge areas which will be covered in the CAPM exam. 3. Describe the Project Management processes associated with each Knowledge Area 4. Explain the Project Life Cycle and how this integrates with the various Knowledge Areas 5. Review the various Project Management formulas and their use within the exam 6. Analyze how CAPM questions are formulated to provide multiple possible responses. 7. Discern subtle hints within questions and answers that may lead you to the correct response.

PRM 206 : Project Management Internship

This internship places students in an environment to further enhance their training and studies in the field of project management under the supervision of a faculty member and an assigned practicing project manager. Students work 10-15 hours per week in their position and must participate in a one-hour weekly seminar. This course will include the preparation of a resume, cover letter, and researching various job settings to match student's career interests. In preparation for the internship interview and for potential employment, students will participate in mock interviews. Prerequisite: PRM 202. Three lecture hours per week. 3 credits Spring

Credits

3

After completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Prepare a resume and cover letter 2. Research various settings and find a match to his/her career interests 3. Prepare for an interview 4. Work in an internship position in the project management field 5. Perform as an entry-level professional employee