Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Project Management

 Title Abbreviation:   PROJECT MANAGEMENT

 Department:    BASAM

 Course #:    322

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    520201

 EPC:    50B

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Examine the importance of project management as a key managerial competency and investigate the ways in which key project management concepts and tools integrate into an operational model. Analyze the connections between project management and other management functions and define the characteristics of effective project management and managers. Investigate the ways in which bias can impact effectives project management and develop mitigating solutions.


Prerequisite: BASAM Director permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze the relevance of project management by critiquing application in student's field of interest.
  2. Determine the characteristics of effective project management and managers by researching global standards and tools such as scrum, agile and those from the Project Management Institute.
  3. Integrate key project management concepts by formulating a comprehensive project management plan.
  4. Analyze the impact of current and emerging project management technology by researching its common applications.
  5. Examine the impact of managerial bias on effective project management by evaluating decision making models.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Project management.
  2. Specific project management techniques as identified by the global standards from the Project Management Institute.
  3. Professional level competency in the practice of Project Management.
  4. Project planning activities that accurately forecast project costs, timelines, and quality.
  5. Project Management software.
  6. Change management theory in project implementation planning.
  7. Team strengths and weaknesses and plans to maximize team performance.