Technology Project Management I
3 units, transfer CSU
Instructor: Keith A. Kurtz
Office Hours: Weekday, 5:55 p.m. – 6:40 p.m., BUS 255
Weekday, 5:55 p.m. – 6:40 p.m., BUS 201
or by appointment
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 development, 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 life cycles, tasks, schedules, resources, and costs. CS 9A is the same course as CIS 9A. Credit may be earned for one, not both.
Student Learning Outcomes: Students
will be able to plan projects using principles of project management and will
be able to use
project management software to track progress, schedules and resources.
· New Perspectives on Microsoft Project 2010, Introductory, Rachel Biheller Bunin, Course Technology, 2012, ISBN 978-0-538-74676-2.
· Drops are the responsibility of the student. Be aware of the final withdraw date.
· The grade for this class will be determined by your performance in the following areas:
Assignments, MS Project (5@15pts) 75 points
Assignments, Running Case (5@25pts) 125
Midterm Examinations (2@100pts) 200
Final Examination 200
Total 600 points
· Grading Scale:
90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
65 - 79% C
50 - 64% D
below 50% Fail
· Assignments may be completed on your own computer, if you have the required software.
· Assignments are to be submitted through the on-line Canvas class portal before class on the due date indicated on the Class Schedule. Assignments must be submitted in this manner.
· We will practice submitting a file in class. You will need to be able to login to the campus network using your SMC account, so be sure that you are able to do so prior to the second class meeting.
· Any work not handed in on time will be considered late. Assignments will be accepted one class session late with a ten percent penalty. Assignments more than one class session late will normally not be graded. If you feel there are extenuating circumstances, you should negotiate an alternate arrangement with the instructor before the assignment is due.
· All assignments are required. There is no "extra credit" available.
· Textbook pages should be read as shown on the Class Schedule.
· There is a final examination worth 200 points.
· All tests are required. No test score will be dropped. If you know of a conflict with a test date, make prior arrangements with the instructor.
· Only students with documented emergencies will be allowed to make up a test after the test date. Conflicts with religious holidays require prior arrangements.
· Students who are learning English as a second language may use a dictionary during exams.
· Cheating will not be tolerated. Any student caught cheating on an exam may be assigned a failing grade for the course.
· Students are responsible for all material covered in class, including changes in class schedule or assignments, so be sure to get notes from a classmate, or see the instructor should you be absent.
· The required software is available on the computers in room BUS 231 where you will be able to complete all of your assignments.
· If you wish to install the software on your own computer, Project 2016 is available for free through the Microsoft DreamSpark. You have the option of downloading the software through the Internet, or burning a DVD in room BUS 231.
· You should receive a welcoming E-mail from DreamSpark with instructions prior to Monday of the second week of classes. If you do not, please contact the instructor and provide an Email address for this purpose.