American Heritage University of Southern California

BB-420 Project Management

This course examines the roles and skills of the project manager and the project office. Students will study the phases of the life cycle, specifically the activities, requirements, methodologies, and tools common in project management. The course requires a high degree of student involvement thr...more

  • Course ID: BB 420
  • Start Date: 03/05/2018
  • Duration: 8 weeks
  • Method of Instruction: Online

Units: 3

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This course examines the roles and skills of the project manager and the project office. Students will study the phases of the life cycle, specifically the activities, requirements, methodologies, and tools common in project management. The course requires a high degree of student involvement throughout the semester. In class or online, working individually or in groups, students will be engaged in active learning. Many of the topics examined in this course have been well-documented in text books, journals, and other publications. Discussions about the topics covered during the semester will require student reading and research. Students should plan to prepare homework assignments prior to class, and be prepared to discuss key issues in class and in online forums. A final exam will be given and class will conclude with presentations of the students' research projects.

Aitua Ogiamien Adjunct Faculty

Mr. Aitua Ogiamien has over 15 years of experience in the fields of technology and business. Starting his own business in 2003, he managed a referral-only-based consultation company that assisted s

  • Define a project in your own words using characteristics that are common to most projects and describe reasons why more organizations are using project management.
  • Describe major activities and deliverables at each project life cycle stage.
  • List and define the ten knowledge areas and five process groups of the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK®).
  • Delineate measures of project success and failure and reasons for both.
  • Explain in your own words the strategic planning and portfolio management processes.
  • Compare strengths and weaknesses of using financial and scoring models to select projects
  • Describe how to select, prioritize, and resource projects as an outgrowth of strategic planning.
  • Given organizational priorities and several projects, demonstrate how to select and prioritize projects using a scoring model.