California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Expanded Course Outline (ECO)
DepartmentName:TOM Course Title: Project Management
Prepared By: A. Halati Course Number: TOM 436
Date Prepared: 2/26/2009
Date Approved By Undergraduate
Studies Committee: __________
I. Catalog Description:
TOM 436 – Project Management (4) - Study of CPM (critical path method), PERT (project
evaluation and review technique) and other techniques for planning sequences of responsibilities
to accomplish complex projects. Monitoring allocation of resources with rigid time and cost
constraints. Use of computers
II. Required Background or Experience:
B. Prerequisites Justification:
Students need general familiarity with the fundamentals of project management.
C. General Education Contribution:
The student must be able to express him/herself both orally and in writing (ENG
104). The student should also be able to use basic reasoning skills to perceive and
apply relationships (STA 120)
III. Expected Outcome
Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to:
Describe the project management issues and project life cycle
Illustrate project planning, monitoring and controlling of large scale projects
Apply project management software for planning, monitoring and controlling
Describe project budgeting and cost estimation.
Recognize responsibilities of project manager, special demands on project
manager, organization of projects, and conflict resolution issues.
IV. Text and References:
(Textbook Decision: By Instructor)
Merdith, Jack R.; Mantel, Samuel J. Project Management-A Managerial Approach, Wiley,
4 ed. , 2000
V. Special or Unique Student Materials:
Check any materials, supplies, equipment, etc., which students must provide.
___Zip Disk X Calculator ___Camera ___Laptop
X Floppy Disk ___Graph Paper ___Video X Computer
___CD-Rom X Writing Pad ___Videotape ___Other
VI. Special or Unique University Facilities:
List the university facilities/equipment that will be required in order to offer this class,
such as gymnastic equipment, special classroom, A-V equipment, laboratories, etc.
_X_Computer Lab ___Computer Connection _X__“Smart” Classroom (one
___File Server _X_White Board/Markers ___Overhead Screen
_X__Computer Projector ___VCR ___Microphone
___Laser Pointer ___Printer ___Moveable Classroom
___Internet Connection ___Laptop Ports ___Other ____________
VII. Expanded Description of the Course and Instructional Methods:
A. Expanded Description of the Course:
Describe specifically what will be included in the course content. This should
not be a repeat of the catalog description but an expansion that provides
information on specific instructional material to be included in the class, i.e.
lecture topics, skills to be taught, etc.
B. Instructional Methods:
Describe which type(s) of instructional method(s) will be used in class:
lecture, lecture-discussion, lecture/problem solving, seminar, activity,
_X__Lecture _X__Cases ___Individualized
_X_Lecture/Discussion ___Open Lab _X_Cooperative Learning
___Seminar ___Videotapes ___Distance Learning
VIII. Methods of Evaluating Outcomes:
Should be tied to the mission, goals and objectives of the program and to the
objectives of the particular course. Describe the methods to be used in
evaluating students' work, i.e. written exams, term papers, projects, participation,
quizzes, attendance, etc. These evaluation tools are to provide guidance to
faculty teaching the course. Individual instructor methods of evaluation may vary.
Remember that all classes taught at the College of Business require
writing by the students.
Recommended Evaluation Tools:
Individual Paper: ___% Tests & Exams_80_% Individual Project _20__%
Group Paper: ___% Quizzes ___% Team Project ___%
Individual Presentation Peer Evaluation ___% Outside/Expert Evaluations
Group Presentation __% Participation ___% Other: ________ ___%
Week # Theme/Topic
Definition of project
Project life cycle
2 Project Planning/Scheduling
Constructing Network diagrams
3 Project Planning/Scheduling
Project management software
4 Resource Allocation
5 Resource Allocation
Resource leveling with project management software
6 Project Planning
Elements of project plan
Work breakdown structure – responsibility charts
7 Budgeting and Cost Estimation
Estimating project budget
Expediting the project
8 Project Monitoring and Control
Information needs and reporting process
Types of control processes
Use of project management software to monitor and control the
9 Monitoring the Entire Project
10 Project Manager/ Project Organization/ Conflict Resolution
Project manager responsibility
Different types of project organization
Sources of conflicts in projects
SECTION C: UNDERGRADUATE LEARNING GOALS (AACSB STANDARDS)
Foundation Knowledge and Skill Learning Goals
Goal Class Contact Hours*
Written and oral communication skills as evidenced by an 5
ability to express complex issues orally and in proper written
Analytical, and problem solving skills as evidenced by an 20
ability to organize and utilize quantitative and qualitative
information and appropriate methods to make decisions.
Teamwork and interpersonal skills as evidenced by an ability
to achieve common objectives in a diverse cultural
Information technical skills as evidenced by an ability to use 15
current information technology to convey information, solve
problems, and expedite business processes.
Demonstrate awareness of ethical responsibility to business 1
professions and society.
Management-Specific Learning Goals
Goal Class Contact Hours*
Develop broad knowledge of critical areas of business, 35
including statistics, accounting and finance, economics,
information management, management, marketing, and
Explain the impact of internationalization on the various
functional areas of business.
To be able to deal with business problems from the integrated 5
perspective of the business as a whole.
*Explanation of class contact hours: these hours are being collected as part of an AACSB
requirement and will be used to assess our undergraduate program.