BBM 412 Project Management

This course provides a systematic and thorough introduction to all aspects of project management which in turn aids in the development of the necessary skills and competencies for planning and controlling projects from initiation to implementation. Students will explore project management with a practical, hands-on approach by executing and managing a simulated project through its life cycle by leveraging project management practices and new processes outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). 

This course guides students through the application of basic project management tools and concepts to a simulated project while providing insight on the importance of understanding the relationship between projects and the strategic goals of an organization. Other topics explored include the importance for project managers to possess the ability to gain the support of stakeholders and access to resources not directly under their control and the technical, cultural, interpersonal, and effective leadership skills necessary for project managers to successfully manage projects.

Ethics and Professional Conduct will also be introduced. By the end of the course, students will gain a strong working knowledge of project management basics and be able to immediately apply the appropriate project management methods and models required to plan, implement, and effectively manage projects and teams, including methodologies of estimating time and costs for completion and the measurement of progress and performance. Successful project managers possess the skills necessary to manage their teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce the desired outcome. Information related to PMI certifications is also provided. This course satisfies the minimum education requirements to sit for the PMI Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® exam.




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