CS 9A Technology Project Management   3 Units
 

 Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: CS 3.

Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of Project Management theory,
implementation, and best practices. It is aimed at students who work mostly in the Technology
sectors covering software and website developments, and other areas of computer science or
information systems. Students will learn the theory, as well as the use of Project Management
software to plan, track and manage project resources. Topics covered include project lifecycles,
tasks, schedules, resources, costs.


Microsoft Project 2007 will be provided Free of charge for students.
Note that if you want to work at home, then it is YOUR responsibility to get the software installed.
If you are in an online class, then you must obtain the software and install it, and make sure you
established a way to connect to the internet at least 3 times a week.

Textbook

We use two books. One to cover the theory of Project Management, and the other covers using
Microsoft Project 2007. Both books are published by Course Technology (www.course.com).



Schedule
Note that this is a tentative schedule and the topics may change.

Unit

Material

1

Course Overview

2

Introduction To Project Management

3

Technology Project Cycles

4

Project Planning, Scheduling And Risk Management

5

Requirements Gathering

6

Identifying and managing resources

7

Design and Testing

8

Cost Estimation

9

Tracking progress

10

Problem Avoidance, Schedule Slippage And Rescheduling

11

Industry standards and certifications

12

Using Microsoft Project 2007 software (covered throughout course)

 

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