CTS2142

Project Management

Course Code: CTS2142

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: Fall 2020

 

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

Course Details

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Course materials will be provided by the instructor.

 

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 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

 

  • Attend and participate in class regularly.
  • Read all assigned material before class.
  • Study in-class notes and online (Canvas) materials.
  • Complete assigned projects in a timely manner to enable reflections and revisions on the final product.
  • Participate in discussions.
  • Demonstrate your mastery of the required skills on quizzes, exams, etc.
  • Complete all assignments with promptness and accuracy.
  • All written documents as well as online assignments must be completed using correct grammar, spelling, and structure.

The grading breakdown is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.  

  • Quizzes, up to 40%
  • Tests (Midterm and Final), up to 60%
  • Assignments, Projects and/or Labs, up to 40%
  • Participation, up to 20%

Please see your first day handout for individual instructor grading schemes.

Academic Honesty: Do not attempt to get assistance on exams from any other individual; or to complete assignments or gain answers for quiz questions or assignments dishonestly. Please refer to the Chipola College Catalog and the Chipola College Student Handbook for information on the Academic Honor Code and the Academic Honor Code – Consequences. Academic dishonesty includes but is not limited to plagiarism, cheating, and misrepresentation on assignments, quizzes and/or exams.

 

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