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2021-2022 College Catalog 
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CIS 234 - Project Management

3 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Required skills necessary to manage small-to-medium size IT projects. Includes the knowledge and skills required to manage the project lifecycle, ensure appropriate communication, manage resources, manage stakeholders, and maintain project documentation.

Information: This course provides helpful information and skills in preparation for the CompTIA Project certification examination.
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Course Learning Outcomes
1.        Summarize the properties of the 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.        Use appropriate communication methods of influence and change control processes within the context of a project.

4.        Compare and contrast various project management tools and analyze a project and partner-centric documentation.

  1. Project Basics
    1. Properties of a project
    2. Project roles and responsibilities
    3. Compare standard project phases
    4. Project cost control
    5. Organizational structure
    6. Developing project schedules
    7. Agile methodology
    8. Personnel management
  2. Project Constraints
    1. Constraint variables and influences
    2. Risk strategies and activities
  3. Communication and Change Management
    1. Appropriate communication methods
    2. Factors influencing communication methods
    3. Communication triggers
    4. Identifying the target audience
    5. Using defined change control process
    6. Types of organization change
  4. Tools and Documentation
    1. Compare project management tools
      1. Project scheduling
      2. Dashboards
      3. Knowledge management
      4. Performance measurement tools
      5. SWOT analysis
      6. Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed (RACI) Matrix
    2. Project centric documentation
      1. Project charter
      2. Project management plan
      3. Scope statement
      4. Communication plan
      5. Meeting agenda/minutes
      6. Action items
      7. Status reports
      8. Issues log
    3. Vendor-centric documentation
      1. Request for Information (RFI)
      2. Request for Quote (RFQ)
      3. Request for Proposal (RFP)

Effective Term:
Fall 2021

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