CTS2142

Project Management

Course Code:
CTS2142

Credit Hours:
3

Effective beginning:
2022-23

Sections:
700

 

Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the project management body of knowledge, as specified by CompTIA Project+. This course discusses the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage information systems projects. The course covers a systematic methodology for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing projects.

 

Course Details

Prerequisites:

Acceptable college-ready placement score in reading or successful completion of appropriate college-prep reading course.  

 

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Cengage Unlimited Subscription: Information Technology Project Management, ISBN: 9781337101356.

 

Assignment/course outline:

The following topics will be covered in this course at the discretion of the instructor:

  • Building the foundation
  • Developing project management skills      
  • Initiating the project
  • Defining the project goals       
  • Breaking down the project activities
  • Planning and acquiring resources       
  • Assessing risk
  • Developing the project plan
  • Budgeting      
  • Executing the project
  • Controlling the project outcome
  • Closing the books

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Associate in Science degree in Computer Information Technology Learning Outcomes:

CIT-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, 6.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0]

CIT-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [8.0, 9.0]

CIT-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [11.0, IT Support 12.0, 13.0, 14.0, 15.0]

CIT-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [10.0]

CIT-5 Perform database management and design tasks. [7.0]

 

Associate in Science degree in Network Systems Technology Learning Outcomes:

NST-1 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and/or troubleshoot computer hardware and software. [1.0, 3.0]

NST-2 Understand, install, configure, monitor, use, and troubleshoot network hardware and software. [2.0, 4.0]

NST-3 Demonstrate general computing workplace competencies, including employability skills, interpersonal & customer service skills, and user support skills. [5.0, Server Admin 18.0]

NST-4 Demonstrate project management skills. [6.0]

NST-5 Depends on Specialization:

  • Server Administration (Program Code 2181): Demonstrate advanced understanding of networked environments and perform network administration activities. [Server Admin Specialization 0-8.0]
  • Network/Cybersecurity (Program Code 2182): Demonstrate proficiency in securing networks and data, including performing penetration testing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. [Network/Cybersecurity Specialization 09.0]
  • Digital Forensics (Program Code 2183): Demonstrate understanding of forensic casework procedures and perform computer and mobile device forensic investigations. [Digital Forensics Specialization 0-14.0]

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

Synthesize project management concepts and procedures.

Propose the steps in planning and managing a project.

Formulate a project implementation schedule.

Evaluate risk management and the different ways to manage it.

Synthesize the benefits of group discussions and group brainstorming in a project environment.

Compare the appropriate actions in situations that require effective time and team management.

Evaluate the project life cycle through all phases planning to Closure.

Synthesize the project environment  including social, political, international, cultural, and physical.   

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

CIT-1, CIT-2, CIT-3, NST-1, NST-2, NST-3

Homework, Tests, Quizzes

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

In-Person

The instructor will:

  • Lecture and lead class discussions.
  • Assign readings from textbooks and/or other sources to supplement lectures.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly office hours to address questions and student needs outside of class time.

The students will:

  • Attend class regularly and be attentive to lectures.
  • Engage with class discussion.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc., as assigned by the instructor.

Online

The instructor will:

  • Lead class discussions.
  • Assign textbook and/or other readings.
  • Provide supplemental materials that align with the material presented in the textbook as appropriate.
  • Design assignments, quizzes, discussions, etc., to help students engage with the course material.
  • Use other teaching strategies to assist students in examining and understanding course materials as needed.
  • Provide timely feedback on assignments.
  • Hold weekly virtual office hours to address questions and student needs.

The students will:

  • Engage with the course regularly.
  • Engage with class discussions.
  • Participate in student discussion groups.
  • Read assigned readings.
  • Complete assignments, quizzes, discussion boards, etc. as assigned by instructor.

 

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