BMGT 1023 IT Project Management (IT Project+) Certificate Program
Through lectures, case studies and small group projects, you will learn a framework for project management specifically as it applies to managing information technology projects. The course covers all nine project management knowledge areas- project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management - and all five process groups - initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing - to information technology projects. This course helps prepare students for the Project Management Institute PMP & CAPM certification examinations. Prerequisite: At least 12 months experience working as a member of an Information Technology workgroup.
To be as similar to the ACC Onsite version of BMGT 1023 IT Project Management, this course includes parallel instruction in the use of Microsoft Project (MS Project or MSP) through Microsoft's eLearning server. The Schwalbe textbook for the course includes a 120-day trial version of a recent version of MS Project that you can install on your own PC. Since we don't have a "lab" room to go into to learn MS Project like we might in an onsite class, we require that students unfamiliar with a scheduling tool install a version of MSP on their own PC, and sign up for the Microsoft online course corresponding to the version they have, such as:
- Course 4111: Core Training for Microsoft® Office Project 2003.
- Collection 5264: Core Training for Microsoft Office Project 2007.
These give you a lengthy license to access the course from Microsoft eLearning, which uses short lesson chunks and Macromedia Flash illustrations to teach you how to use the tool. Like most Microsoft products, MSP has thousands of functions, most of which you will never use. Basically, tools like MSP are just date calculators.
Starting with the Syllabus (this unit), use the navigation buttons on the left to visit the course unit areas. The content for each will be opened for work on the dates cited in the Schedule. For some background on your instructor, see the Instructor Bio unit. Helpful links and references are in the Webliography. The Students Area has a set of optional tools to help you participate in the course. Visit this area to:
- See the BlackBoard Users Manual
- Edit your Personal Information (email address, personal profile, phone #'s, etc)
- Change your BlackBoard password
- Set your CD-ROM Drive
- Set Privacy Options
- Set Text Box Editor Options
- Build your Course Home Page
- Access the Glossary
- Access your Digital Drop Box to the instructor
- See your gradebook
Initially, the things you must do in the Students Area are:
- Edit your Personal Information - so that BlackBoard eill send broadcast email to your correct email address.
- Change your BlackBoard password - so you can have a unique password that you can remember.
- Set Privacy Options - so that you can hide some of your contact information (but don't make it too hard for other class members to contact you for team activities! Only registered students can get to this course in BlackBoard - it is NOT a general internet public space).
- Set Text Box Editor Options - so you can use the editing controls (font, color, bullets, numbering, etc.) when entering text in input boxes in the web pages.
Some other things you may want to do there are:
- See the BlackBoard Users Manual - to get familiar with how to get help using BlackBoard features and tools.
- Access the Glossary - to get familiar with where it is and how it works.
- Access your Digital Drop Box to the instructor - to get familiar with where it is and how it works.
- See your gradebook - to get familiar with where it is and how it works.
The rest of the Students Area features are optional.
When you've finished the above, continue reading the rest of the syllabus and then proceed through the course learning units in sequential order. The ones whose content you can access today will be revealed to you in date order according to the syllabus schedule.