BUS402: Project Management
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This course is an introduction to project management (PM). A variety of learning opportunities are employed to help students learn and demonstrate an understanding of the various project management concepts, techniques, and tools. A running case problem is also used allowing students to develop multiple outputs or deliverables related to managing a project throughout the course.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the growing need for better project, program, and portfolio management and distinguish the differences.
- Describe project management and discuss key elements of the project management framework, including the five levels of project portfolio management, the project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success factors.
- Discuss the initiating process from pre-initiating tasks to initiating tasks and create a project charter to formally initiate a project.
- Describe the importance of creating plans to guide project execution and outputs for project integration and scope management and create related documents including scope, work breakdown structure (WBS), a milestones list, quality checklist, communications and risk management plans.
- Recognize planning processes and outputs for project quality, human resource, communications, stakeholder, risk, and procurement management and update project-related information as part of quality assurance and development internal and external communication documents.
- Understand processes and outputs of project monitoring and controlling by developing a performance/progress report.
- Develop a lessons-learned report based on an understanding of common way to close or terminate projects and reflect on best practice in project management.
Degree Program Outcomes
Degree outcomes are the overall skills and knowledge we expect you will have after successfully completing a degree program at City Vision University. This course supports the following program outcomes, marked with an asterisk (*). After completing the degree, you will be able to do the following in each of the listed domains:
- Communicate effectively in professional situations through writing and electronic media.
- Describe the core functions of a business and apply them to achieve desired organizational goals.
- Apply theories of management and Christian leadership in business and nonprofit contexts.
- Make use of the principles of basic accounting and managerial accounting, through developing, using, and evaluating financial documents in nonprofits and social enterprises.
- Demonstrate an understanding of economic principles and practices and evaluate their implications for business strategy.
- Develop plans to grow nonprofits and social enterprises in a way that is socially responsible and that reflects God’s love and purposes for the world.
- Create a synthesis of a reflective life vision and plan to enable 24/7 ministry based on God’s purposes for work and their own unique calling.
- Apply theories and concepts in one area of specialization: nonprofit management, social entrepreneurship or general management.*
Students are required to purchase these texts before the first day of classes.
- Schwalbe, K. (2015). An Introduction to Project Management (7th Ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Schwalbe Publishing. ISBN: 978-1505212099.
Guidelines for Written Work
All written work must follow our Writing Format and Forum Requirements. You must read these to understand how to cite sources appropriately.
Critical Policies to Read for This Course
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This syllabus is subject to change without notice up until the first day of the semester. Last updated: May 6, 2022
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