SRJC Course Outlines

5/24/2024 7:27:14 AMCS 84.26 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 84.26Title:  IT PROJECT MNGMT  
Full Title:  Project Management for IT Professionals
Last Reviewed:5/10/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed for professionals who coordinate or manage small-to-medium-size projects, inside and outside of Information Technology (IT). The course provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to manage the project life cycle, ensure appropriate communication, manage resources and stakeholders, maintain project documentation, and support the completion of larger projects. Projects will be based on Networking, System and Security Administration (NSSA) activities. The course will help students prepare for the CompTIA Project+ Certification exam.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course completion of CS 81.81A and CS 82.22C and CS 82.58


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed for professionals who coordinate or manage small-to-medium-size projects, inside and outside of Information Technology (IT). The course provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) required to manage the project life cycle, ensure appropriate communication, manage resources and stakeholders, maintain project documentation, and support the completion of larger projects. Projects will be based on Networking, System and Security Administration (NSSA) activities. The course will help students prepare for the CompTIA Project+ Certification exam.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course completion of CS 81.81A and CS 82.22C and CS 82.58
Recommended:
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 2022Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Summarize the properties of project, phases, schedules, roles and responsibilities, and cost controls, as well as identifying the basic aspects of Agile methodology
2. Predict the impact of various constraint variables and influences throughout the project and explain the importance of risk strategies and activities
3. Understand appropriate communication methods of influence and use change management procedures within the context of a project
4. Compare and contrast various project management tools and analyze project and partner-centric documentation
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Manage the project life cycle
2. Coordinate small-to-medium-size projects
3. Ensure appropriate communication
4. Manage resources and stakeholders
5. Maintain project documentation
6. Support the completion of larger projects

Topics and Scope
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I.      Fundamentals and Methodologies of Project Management
II.     Project Plans and Management Tools
III.   Work Breakdown Structure and Activity Lists
IV.   Project Schedule
V.    Project Staffing and Quality Management Plans
VI.   Effective Communication, Change Management and Transition Plans
VII.  Risk Management Plan, Risk Analysis, and Risk Response Plan
VIII. Project Performance, Constraints, Risks and Procurements
IX.   Project Closure Activities

Assignments:
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Reading assignments include:
1. Online research of project management practices
2. Approximately 50 pages weekly from the textbook
 
Homework problems include:
1. Weekly online discussion thread participation
2. Hands-on exercises to demonstrate proficiency with topics
3. Online quizzes (5 - 12)
4. Assignments for project management practices
 
Other assignments include:
1. Skill demonstration examinations
2. Classroom scenario-based exercises

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
5 - 10%
Weekly written online discussions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 30%
Homework problems, assignments for project management practices
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Class performances of project management practices and skill demonstration examinations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and skill demonstration examinations
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 20%
Attendance and participation in scenario-based exercises


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CompTIA Project+ Cert Guide. Abernathy, Robin. Pearson IT Certification. 2017 (classic)
 
CompTIA Project+ Study Guide. 2nd ed. Heldman, Kim. Sybex. 2017 (classic)

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