SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 3:26:45 PMBMG 66.4 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BMG 66.4Title:  PROJECT MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Project Management
Last Reviewed:2/13/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR.80 Contact DHR14.00
 Contact Total1.80 Contact Total31.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 66.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BMG 78.128

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the concept of project management and the tools a project manager needs to be effective.  Topics include planning, scheduling, implementing, controlling, evaluating, and managing a project team.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introduction to the concept of project management and the tools a project manager needs to be effective.  Topics include planning, scheduling, implementing, controlling, evaluating, and managing a project team.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2001Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read, analyze, and evaluate the components of a successful project plan
2. Design and develop tools to successfully manage projects
3. Organize project data inputs and write plans using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) method
4. Create and compare different project scheduling techniques such as Gantt charts and critical path mapping
5. Evaluate project control methods
6. Summarize methods to manage the project team

Topics and Scope
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A. Overview following the methodology of the Project Management Institute
B. Project initiation via stakeholder dialogue
  1. Scope of work
  2. Project deliverables
  3. Project resources
C. Project planning
  1. Gathering project information
  2. Organizing information and process into a Work Breakdown Structure
  3. Monitoring critical path tasks
D. Project execution
  1. Scheduling tasks and milestones
     a. Gantt charts
     b. Critical path mapping
  2. Tracking tasks and project milestones
E. Project control and evaluation using earned value method
F. Project leadership principles applied to managing the project team

Assignments:
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1) In-class individual and group written exercises: problem statement identification of stakeholders, project options
2) Case study of successful projects: analysis of effective project management
3) Project cost research: estimated values
4) Project schedule: execution plan
5) Graphing: chart to measure project performance
6) Two exams
7) Group project presentation with written and spreadsheet component

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Written exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Project planning and execution, case studies
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
15 - 25%
Presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 45%
Multiple choice, true/false, quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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The Art of Project Management, by Scott Berkun, published by O'Reilly Media Inc.  Copyright 2005

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