This course is designed to introduce students of various skill and knowledge levels to the dynamic and demanding world of project management. The course covers both theory and in-practice of the new hybrid model of managing projects, which is a cross between the traditional (predictive) model and the Agile (adaptive) model of managing projects.
The course content has been updated to align with the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Seventh Edition and other appropriate PMI® global standards.
This online class is interactive and helps students learn through weekly pre-recorded lectures, open discussions with the instructor and fellow students, quizzes and through team assignments.
Each group will pick a hypothetical project to work on throughout the semester and will apply what is being learned in class to real-world project documents (artifacts).
Some of the course learning objects are as follows:
- Introduction to project domains (People. Processes and Business Environment)
- Introduction to both Waterfall (traditional) and Agile methods for determining requirements, estimating, and enabling self-managing teams to build products
- Learn how to plan, manage and control today’s high-demand, ever-changing project environments by using the tools and resources available for project success
- Learn the language (terms, definitions and globally recognized standards) of project management
- Learn how to embrace and manage change to realize best results on a project
Note: Students will work individually and in project teams to develop actual project documents on a hypothetical project to assist them in the application of the topics covered in class.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
The FA23 course will be from August 21st - December 10th with one week off for Thanksgiving (November 20th-24th).
Textbooks and Materials
- A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK® Guide, 7th Ed.
Not available at the CSU Bookstore
Joe Keim PMP, Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt
Joe is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of La Verne in Organizational Management. He is a 10-year Navy veteran – and never went on a boat… although he has flown over a few! Joe worked in the defense industry for over 30 years with direct program, project, and corporate operations and management experience in many aircraft systems, mission planning, decision-support systems, and electronic warfare.
He has been a member of the Continuing Education teaching staff at Colorado State University as an instructor and course designer in the Project Management Certification program since 2013. He has also taught courses on Lean Six Sigma and Business Models.
George G. Angel, certified Project Management Professional (PMP), is the founder and owner of Eagle Business Services, a project management education and consulting company since 1994. He has successfully managed multimillion dollar projects for more than 30 years at IBM and was an innovative global education program manager for 10 years.
George obtained his PMP certification in 1998 and IBM’s Executive PM Certification in 2001. He served on IBM’s Project Management Profession Review Board for more than six years. He obtained a Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM) certificate in 2012 and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. He has also been a professional speaker at Project Management Institute (PMI) conferences and symposiums and has taught project management classes and workshops at Colorado State University since 2000, and at the University of Colorado since 2013, the State of Colorado, and IBM and other companies for more than 20 years.