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PMGT 540 SyllabusCourse Title and Current SemesterPlanning and Executing Projects (PMGT-540- 51 2017 Spring)Instructor's Name and Contact InformationInstructor: Don MorganEmail: [email protected]Mobile: 717.793.7581Office hours: By AppointmentCourse DescriptionThis course uses Microsoft Project software to schedule and control projects. You will be introduced to, and practice with, the most widely-used project management software system available. Functions, monitoring alternative usages and maintaining data are developed as you build a project that you select from the ground up. This is a comprehensive, semester-long project budgeting, scheduling and control course where practiced theory is the platform for learning.Course PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of PMGT 510 – Managing ProjectsCourse GoalThe overall objective is to provide students a practical hands-on learning experience that builds on the fundamentals of effective project management learned in PMGT 510 –Managing Projects. The focus of this course is on planning, executing, monitoring and controlling the triple constraints (scope, time and cost) to accomplish a temporary endeavor on time and within budget.Course Learning ObjectivesSpecific course learning objectives are:1.To describe the fundamentals of planning, executing, monitoring and controlling project scope, schedule and cost.
2.To demonstratethe use of project management best practices, methodologies, tools, techniques and templates.3.To defineproject scope using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).4.To createa valid and dynamic model of a project utilizing Microsoft Project.Choose effective settings for optionsCreate the project calendarEnter tasks, estimates, dependencies, constraints resources and assignments1.To applyproject scheduling techniques to optimize the schedule in order to meetdeadlines and budget restrictions while managing resource availability.2.To applyearned value management analysis to control a project.3.To developstrategies to effectively communicate the project schedule to executive management, functional management and project team members.4.To applyMicrosoft Project software knowledge and skills to other project management scheduling software and practices.Textbooks and other Course MaterialsEffective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th ed. (Paperback)Author: Robert WysockiISBN 978-1-118-72916-8Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Office Project 2013: The Book by and for Professionals (Paperback)Author: Rodolfo AmbrizISBN 978-1-60427-112-6A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, 2013Author: Project Management InstituteISBN 860-1-20091-779-6
In addition to the textbooks, the Lynda.com video series are used extensively throughout the course and are required materials as are all supplemental readings offered in the Additional Resources sections of the individual lessons.

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