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Project Management Overview

Almost all informatics endeavors require sound project management that organizes and manages resources in such a way that the resources deliver all the work required to complete a project within defined scope, sequence, quality, time and cost constraints.

A project is a temporary, one time, activity undertaken to create a product or service. This property of being a temporary and a one-time undertaking contrasts with processes, or operations, which are permanent or semi-permanent ongoing functional work to create the same product or service over and over again.

At the end of this course students will be able to allocate resources to complete complex projects derived from a statement of work (SOW) with multiple participants.

From the SOW one can check
overall progress
Track appropriate Milestones and track which individuals are accountable Provide management risk assessment and progress

Course Background

Welcome to the Pilot Site for Practicum Project Management, an inter-session course offered at Idaho State University.

This site it to provide student with familiarity to the Project Management and Design process.

To facilitate your students' comprehension and retention, the course utilizes the Continuous Learning Model. This model is detailed in Making Connections - Teaching and the Human Brain, by Caine and Caine. The model is characterized as discuss, demonstrate, do, and evaluate.

Due to the nature of this course, some prior knowledge must be assumed, both from you, the instructor, and your students.

Requisite knowledge includes:

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Provided you have a basic grasp of the concepts enumerated above, you should fare quite well in this course.

Additionally, the course has some required files and suggested readings. Additional references are suggested for the instructor. In the future we hope to provide online references such as a discussion board and/or a knowledge base.