This course explores areas of project analysis, design, and project management. The foundation of the course provides the background, rationale, and process of disciplined project planning and management using the Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) methodology. Students learn about conducting user interviews and about developing key project plans and reports. Business elements, such as the following, are covered: the role of project members, scope creation documentation, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, logistical and political considerations, and implementation. Employing concepts of the SDLC, project plans are developed by using MicrosoftÂ® Project, by writing project plan documents, and by writing project reports. MicrosoftÂ® Project is required for this course.
Describe the tasks involved in the maintenance and support phases of a project.
The Analysis Phase
Apply the steps in the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases to a common task.
Determine the goals, scope, sequence, wants, and needs of a project proposal.
Describe triple constraints (cost, timeline/schedule, and scope) and the impact of each in a project.
The Definition Phase
Identify the activities for each phase of the project management cycle.
The Design Phase
Describe the phases of a project management plan.
Determine the tasks needed at each phase of the project management plan.
Define the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) process.
The Implementation Phase
Organize the elements of managing the implementation phase of a project.
Determine the elements of quality assurance management during the implementation phase.
The Implementation Phase (continued)
Define the scope verification and control processes that occur during the implementation phase.
Develop a change control process for a project.
Identify appropriate maintenance and support activities for a network.
Describe the key concepts for managing a project team during the implementation phase.
Describe impact and resolution of scope changes during the implementation phase.
Understanding the Role of the Project Manager
Describe project management.
Define the characteristics of an effective project manager.
The Design Phase (continued)
Construct a project design plan.
Estimate cost of project resources.
Determine the project activities and sequence using a Gantt chart.
Determine how a project team, risk analysis, and design plan impact the overall quality of a project.
Create a contingency plan.
Explain the purpose and process for using quality measurements in a project management context.
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