Project Management Principles

This project includes a complete course design for teaching the course with related learning materials. It also includes a sample schedule for delivering the course. **** This course is designed to introduce students to the importance of project management in business environments. Project management is the discipline of planning and organizing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific goals while managing constraints of scope, costs and time. Students will explore the process of project management and will learn the critical steps to: Identify needs and turn them into a project proposal; Create a project plan (using work breakdown structures, activities definitions and relationships); Create a project schedule (using durations and early/late start and finish dates); Determine activities within the critical path; Create a project budget; Monitor the progress of the project using Gantt charts; Modify the plan as variations develop within the project. They will then take a project of their choice and complete it by applying these steps. Learners will research and participate in leadership, team building and communication activities to allow for successful teamwork in completing the project. Self-evaluations will be used to assess the progress in these areas. Project Management software will also be explored.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Western Technical College
Funding Source:
project management; team building skills; leadership skills; project viability; project charter; Work Breakdown Structure; Responsibility Assignment Matrix; risk management; work package; project schedule; project budget; Gantt Chart; status report

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
College collaborated with the program advisory committee.
Industry Sector:
Management of Companies and Enterprises (55)
Management Occupations -- Marketing Managers (11-2021)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services (52)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
3 semester credits/54 hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The course was developed by a faculty member at the college and reviewed by the college Instructional Designer. Course materials were then reviewed by the Interface Grant Instructional Designer. Finally courses were sent to a Third Party reviewer for both ID and SME review. Colleges used local quality rubrics and an Interface rubric. The Interface specialist used the Interface Rubric and the third party reviewer used the Third Party rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Business Analyst AAS;


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Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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