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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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