Project Planning

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Project Planning & Implementation

CONTRIBUTORS

THE UNIVERSITY GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONALS TO THE COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE. 1. Stephen Northam, MA, Faculty Member, University of Phoenix. 2. Kenneth Sardoni, MCIS, Faculty Member, University of Phoenix. 3. Blair Smith, MBA, Associate Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology. 4. Claudia Avila, BSBA, Curriculum Development Manager, College of Information Systems and Technology. 5. Adam Honea, Ph.D., Dean, College of Information Systems and Technology.

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course provides the foundation for understanding the broad concepts of successful planning, organization, and implementation within the realm of information technology. This course uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls in project management. Topics covered include project scoping, estimating, budgeting, scheduling, tracking and controlling.

TOPICS AND OBJECTIVES

Project Management and the Organization

• Define Project Life Cycle.
• Identify roles in project management.
• Identify project manager's skills.
• Demonstrate project management software.

Work Breakdown Structure and Scheduling

• Examine Request for Proposal (RFP).
• Define and apply Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
• Examine and apply durations.
• Examine and apply precedence relations.
• Develop a WBS using Microsoft Project.

Resource Assignment and Project Financing

• Examine project management charts: Gantt, PERT, and CPM. • Examine and apply resource estimation and assignment.
• Examine project budgets.

Project Control and Evaluation

• Examine project control and evaluation.
• Examine budget management.
• Compare and contrast subcontracting and outsourcing.

Critical Success Factors (CSF) in Project Management

• Identify Critical Success Factors (CSF) in project management. • Demonstrate a working knowledge of project management tools to include Microsoft Project.

DELIVERY METHODS

This module contains assignments and information for multiple course delivery methods.

[pic]ALL DELIVERY METHODS
THESE ASSIGNMENTS ARE APPLICABLE FOR ALL DELIVERY METHODS.

[pic]CLASSROOM
STUDENTS MEET FACE TO FACE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR AND THEIR CLASSMATES.

[pic]ONLINE
STUDENTS MEET VIA COMPUTER WITH THE INSTRUCTOR AND THEIR CLASSMATES.

[pic]FlexNet®
CLASSROOM AND ONLINE DELIVERY METHODS ARE COMBINED.

[pic]DIRECTED STUDY
STUDENT WORKS ONE-TO-ONE WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.
In all cases, refer to the syllabus distributed by your instructor for a comprehensive listing of the assignment descriptions and due dates.

ASSIGNMENTS DUE

[pic]CLASSROOM
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE WEEK IN THAT THEY APPEAR.

[pic] [pic]DIRECTED STUDY AND ONLINE
ALL ASSIGNMENTS ARE TO BE COMPLETED DURING THE WEEK IN THAT THEY APPEAR.

Student Materials

COURSE MATERIALS

The materials for this course are electronic and are found on the CMGT 410 rEsourceSM page.

Software

This course uses Microsoft Project. You can use the 120-day Trial Edition of Microsoft Project provided in the University of Phoenix Software Kit, which can be obtained from rEsource.

Other MATERIALS

“Project Overview,” (NOTE: This material is found in the back of the module.)

Week One

Project Management and the Organization

• Define Project Life Cycle.
• Identify roles in project management.
• Identify project manager's skills.
• Demonstrate project management software.

ASSIGNMENTS

[pic] ALL DELIVERY METHODS
1. READ SECTION ONE IN...
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