I. Course Prefix/Number: CIS 236
Course Name: Project Management
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 1 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
- Understand the genesis of project management and its importance to improving the success of projects in a business setting.
- Demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques
- Understand the project management planning, implementation, and life cycle
- Tools and techniques of project management such as:
- Project selection methods
- Work breakdown structures
- Charting tasks and identifying the critical path
- Cost estimates
- Earned value analysis
- Motivation theory and team building
- Use state-of-the-art software to help plan and manage business and information technology projects
- Appreciate the importance of good project management
- Share his/her own examples of good and bad project management
- Use knowledge and skills developed in this class in other settings
- Be able to effectively define a problem and design a comprehensive solution.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
a. Relationship to other disciplines
c. Career opportunities
B. Project Management Life Cycle
E. Time Management
F. Cost Management
G. Quality Management
H. Human Resource Management
J. Risk Management
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
TEXTBOOK: An Introduction to Project Management, Kathy Schwalbe LLC, Kathy Schwalbe, 3rd edition (2010)
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
This class will follow the guidelines set by ANSI-Standardized Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and created by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Application software used: Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, VISIO), Windows 7 or higher, Internet (for research), representative Project Management software
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the ASSIST office in the Learning Center. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.