COMM 447 - Applied Project Management
This course is an introduction to project management and is intended to provide students with the basic understanding of how organizations plan and execute projects. Based on the project management practices defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the course will provide an overview of the project management methodology and the tools and techniques through which projects are selected, planned, executed, monitored and controlled and then brought to a close.
Students who successfully complete the course and all assigned activities will have the capability to plan a smaller scale project and understand how the same principles and practices would be applied to larger scale projects. They will have the knowledge and skills to:
- create a project charter to initiate a project.
- clearly define measurable project objectives.
- identify and engage project stakeholders.
- define project scope.
- develop a project schedule and budget.
- identify and assess project risks.
- prepare project status reports.
- assess project outcomes and prepare a project closing report.
- identify lessons learned from a project for use in future projects.
Prerequisite: One of COMM 295, ECON 201, ECON 301.