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2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog and Student Handbook

BUSM1260

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BUSM 1260 - Project Management


Academic Division:

Business, Industry and Technology


Academic Discipline:

Business Management


Assistant Dean: Vincent Palombo PhD
3 Credit(s)
In this course, students will learn ways to manage all aspects of a project. Project Management (PM) concepts enable projects to be planned, managed, and delivered on time, on budget, and with high quality. This course covers nine major sub-disciplines of Project Management based on the Project Management Institute’s PM Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). This course satisfies the education requirement for the Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) test. Certification testing is governed by the Project Management Institute, and this is not a prep class for the exam. PMI Certification is internationally recognized and highly portable to a number of industries and businesses. UG
3 Lecture Hour(s);
College Wide Outcomes
College-Wide Learning Outcomes Assessments - - How it is met & When it is met
Communication – Written  
Communication – Speech  
Intercultural Knowledge and Competence  
Critical Thinking  
Information Literacy  
Quantitative Literacy  

 



Student Learning Outcomes for Course
Outcomes Assessments – How it is met & When it is met

1. Diagram the Project Management (PM) Framework, Standards and Knowledge areas. Also, construct the project Management Process and the five required PM Process Groups.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 1)

2. Integrate the various elements of PM to include Project Charter, Scope Statement, Project Plan, Execution, Monitor, Control, Change Control and Closure.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 2)

3. Plan a Scope of Work. Create and verify a Work Break Down Structure (WBS).

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 3)

4. Create a workable schedule. Assemble, analyze and optimize sequencing. Estimate resources and duration. Create a Schedule Control sheet. Measure and assess project performance.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies (create a schedule, diagram critical path and evaluate outcomes); Outside Research. (Week 4 & 5)

5. Construct a project budget plan. Formulate and calculate cost estimates and other indicators to measure and control project cost performance.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 5 & 6)

6. Assemble and appraise the first four Knowledge areas. Evaluate progress using case studies.

Exam #1. Prepare a comprehensive project (Group work). (Week 7)

7. Construct a project quality plan. Propose processes to assure and control project quality objectives.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 8)

8. Organize and manage a project team, getting buy- in and assessing skill sets. Evaluate any effects on cost and schedule.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 9,10)

9. Design clear and timely communication channels to stakeholders to include planning, information distribution and performance reporting.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 10,11)

10. Prepare a risk management plan. Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative. Devise means to measure, mitigate and control.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 12,13)

11. Examine the processes and activities to purchase and acquire products and services including comprehensive contract management.

Homework; Participation; Collaborative In-Class Group Work; Case Studies; Outside Research. (Week 13,14)

12. Evaluate, assemble and arrange the knowledge areas. Review and evaluate actual projects that are in different states of planning and completion.

Final Exam (Week 14,15)

 



Standard Grading Scale
93-100      A

90 - 92      A-

87- 89       B+

83 - 86      B

80 -82       B-

77- 79       C+

73 - 76      C

70 -72       C-

67- 69       D+

63 - 66      D

60 -62       D-

00- 59       F


Statement on Diversity
North Central State College believes that every student is a valued and equal member of the community.*  Every student brings different experiences to the College, and all are important in enriching academic life and developing greater understanding and appreciation of one another. Therefore, NC State College creates an inclusive culture in which students feel comfortable sharing their experiences. Discrimination and prejudice have no place on the campus, and the College takes any complaint in this regard seriously. Students encountering aspects of the instruction that result in barriers to their sense of being included and respected should contact the instructor, assistant dean, or dean without fear of reprisal. 

*Inclusive of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin (ancestry), military status (past, present or future), disability, age (40 years or older), status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, genetic information, or sexual orientation, 


Standard NCSC Course Policies
Important information regarding College Procedures and Policies can be found on the syllabus supplement located at this link

 

 


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