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Business and Information Technology Education
Fundamentals of Project Management
This course introduces students to basic concepts in project management. Students will be exposed to project goals and objectives, work breakdown structures, project scheduling, resource allocation, cost planning and control, and project reporting and evaluation. Students will learn to use project management software productively to plan projects with multiple tasks, customize graphs and reports, and communicate project information and status.
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• Describe the elements of a project.
• Comprehend the areas in project management
• Evaluate the relationship of the five process groups.
• Describe a project charter and its importance.
• Utilize and understand project management tools
• Comprehend the value of team building
• Identify the necessity of community involvement and project management ethics.

• Describe the importance of scope management.
• Develop a project scope statement based on project charter that will include description, objectives, deliverables and assumptions.
• Identify appropriate communication method.
• Address and develop written/verbal communication management plan.

• Define and identify a resource.
• Describe project milestones, phases, activities and tasks.
• Estimate time to complete a project.
• Define roles and responsibilities of project manager, sponsor, stakeholder and team members.
• Define and create a Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM).

• Describe why cost and cost management are important to project management.
• Describe procurement and contracting and how it relates to project management.
• Describe the types of contracts.

• Evaluate the basic concepts of quality and risk in project management.
• Identify risk factors that might impact projects.
• Analyze the quality of work in a project.
• Analyze the positive and negative risks.
• Develop a risk mitigation plan.

• State the reasons for monitoring projects.
• Describe the relationship of monitoring and controlling to the project plan.
• Describe the primary methods of status reporting.
• Describe the change management process.

• Experience and react to unexpected internal and external factors affecting their projects
• Develop project presentations
CompTIA Project +
Microsoft Exam 70-178 (Microsoft Project 2010, Managing Projects)
Certified Associate in Project Management (Project Management Institute)
Project Management
CompTIA Project+ Certification, 2009 Edition + Cerblaster, Student Manual - CompTIA Authorized

Microsoft Office Project 2010 Step by Step [With CDROM]
by Carl Chatfield , Timothy D. Johnson and Teacher-created materials.

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