Project Management I – BUSI 414

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides focused instruction in the first five (of nine) project management competencies as delineated in the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK): Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, and Project Quality Management. Students will apply processes to ensure project coordination, plan development processes, project plan execution processes and integrated change control processes. 

Prerequisite

BUSI 313

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to provide a more detailed knowledge of the first five competencies of the PMBOK. Upon the successful completion of this course and BUSI 415, the student will be prepared to sit for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam. Additional project management experience and these courses will allow the student to improve their credentials to the PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify processes required to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collection, distribution, storage, retrieval, and ultimate disposition of project information.
  2. Discuss risk management planning, identification, analysis, response planning and monitoring, and control on a project.
  3. Differentiate the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team to perform the work.
  4. Discuss the balance of technical, interpersonal, and conceptual skills needed to analyze situations and interact appropriately.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will then complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (4)

The student will participate in 4 Discussion Board Forums. Each forum will consist of a thread (200 words minimum) and at least 2 replies (100 words minimum per reply). Each of the forums is based on a chapter topic. Outside research will be required for the thread. The instructor is looking for substantial, thoughtful, and critical discussions.

Paper

There will be 1 major paper due within this course. It is important for the student to understand the major themes associated with project management. Through this paper, the student will be researching and writing about a project management theme. The paper must be in current APA format and will be divided into 3 parts: Part 1 is the topic submission; Part 2 is the submission of an outline and annotated bibliography; and Part 3 is the creation of a 10-page paper.

Integration of Faith

The student will complete an integration of faith assignment. He or she will read a biblical story and relate it to project management in a 2-page paper.

Exams (2)

There will be 2 exams during this course, a Midterm and Final. Each exam will consist of 25 true/false and/or multiple-choice questions. The student will have a 1-hour time limit. The exams are open-notes/open-book.