Sep 22, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

BPA 106 - Introduction to Project Management

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
(formerly BPA 116 - Introduction to Project Management)

Study the basics of project management. Explain the concepts behind successful project management and investigate the key elements of the project management framework. This course addresses the core material of the CompTIA Project+ exam objectives. Lab fee $25.

Prerequisite(s): CTA 100   or CTA 103  and eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Crosslisted: Also offered as CTA 106 ; credit is not given for both BPA 106  and CTA 106 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Ability to describe what project management is and the elements of the project management framework.
    • Describe what project management is and discuss key elements of the project management framework.
  • Ability to communicate the growing need for project management, especially for technology projects.
    • Explain the growing need for better project management, especially for technology projects
  • Ability to communicate and model the four general phases in the project life cycle.
    • Explain the four general phases in the project life cycle.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the systems view of project management and its interrelationships with information technology projects.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the systems view of project management and its interrelationships with information technology projects.
  • Ability to communicate the five process groups of project management and how they are related.
    • Describe the five process groups of project management and how they are related.
  • Ability to communicate the importance of project integration management.
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of project integration management.
  • Ability to develop a project plan using project management software and productivity software.
    • Develop a project plan using project management software.
  • Ability to communicate the importance of top management commitment to project management and its critical impact on a project’s success
    • Explain why top management commitment to project management is critical for a project’s success
Core Competencies