This course introduces learners to the practice of project management in a team environment. Topics include project management life cycles, basic planning and scheduling, team management and control tools. Key issues include project goal and scope definitions, team composition and communication, risk and change management, rigorous tracking and project closeout.
This course meets certain CAHIIM competencies for HIM Majors.
- ENG 101: English Composition 1
- ENG 102: English Composition 2
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Understand the fundamentals of the project life cycle and project management.
- Initiate a project, define goals and objectives, identify stakeholders and build a team.
- Plan and breakdown the work into activities and tasks; schedule and assign resources.
- Apply the widely used and basic tools - CPM, PERT and Gantt Charts.
- Implement a project by leading, communicating, negotiating, tracking and reporting.
- Evaluate and select project management software and explain the basics of MS Project.
- Control and monitor project progress, take corrective action and manage change.
- Close down a project, report and present results and disband the team.
- Undertake the roles of project managers and project team members.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
Participation in Class Dicussions (Weeks 1-8)
Individual Assignments (Weeks 1-8)
Available through Charter Oak’s online bookstore
- Horine, Greg. Project Management: Absolute Beginners Guide. 4th ed. Que, 2017. ISBN-13: 9780789756756
Note: Course week runs Monday 12:00 am EST - Sunday 11:59 pm EST
|Week||SLOs||Readings and Exercises||Assignment(s)|
Defining and Planning a Project
Estimating the Work, Developing the Project Schedule & Determining the Project Budget
|Controlling a Project, Managing Project Changes & Deliverables and Issues|
Managing Project Risks, Project Quality & Leading a Project Effectively
Managing Project Communications, Expectations & Keys to Better Project Team Performance
Managing Differences & Vendors
Ending a Project, When Reality Happens & Intriguing Project Management Concepts and Topics
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.