BMGT 1309
Information and Project Management

Western Texas College


  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Critical path methods for planning and controlling projects. Includes time/cost tradeoffs, resource utilization, stochastic considerations, task determination, time management, scheduling management, status reports, budget management, customer service, professional attitude, and project supervision.
    2. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will identify, sequence, and estimate the duration of specific activities that must be performed to accomplish project goals; identify interactivity dependencies that must occur during the process stages; identify methods for determining, categorizing, and controlling costs; demonstrate project plan development and execution schemes; and demonstrate means to coordinate change across a project. Grading will be measured with a project rubric.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Six exams during the semester.
    2. Final exam over three chapters.
    3. Example project.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Contemporary Project Management, Kloppenborg, ISBN: 10: 0-324-38238-3
    2. Must purchase or have access to Microsoft Project 2007.
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Introduction to course and Moodle.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management

Week 2

Chapter 2: Project Selection and Prioritization

Week 3

Chapter 3: Organizational Capability: Structure, Culture, and Roles

Week 4

Chapter 4:  Chartering Projects

Week 5

Chapter 5: Stakeholder Analysis and Communication Planning

Week 6

Chapter 6: Defining Scope and Constructing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)

Week 7

Chapter 7: Scheduling Projects
Chapter 8: Resourcing Projects

Week 8

Chapter 9: Budgeting Projects
Chapter 10: Project Risk Planning

Week 9 Chapter 11:  Project Quality Planning and Project Kickoff
Week 10 Chapter 12: Project Supply Chain Management
Week 11 Chapter 13: Leading and Managing Project Teams
Week 12 Chapter 14: Determining Project Progress and Results
Week 13 Chapter 15: Finishing the Project
Week 14  
Week 15 Dead week – Example Project due
Week 16 Final Exam


Last Modified: August 18, 2015