Two Key Class Elements: CAPM Prep and Professional Development
Bear in mind that PMI exams do not measure experience, but knowledge. The knowledge you accumulated in other classes will be very important to you in this class, even more so if you plan to sit for the CAPM exam.
A second critical component of this class involves development of project management professionalism, allowing students to put into practice the five project process groups and the ten knowledge areas that are outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK®).
Students will perform analyses and address concerns as defined in a business project case study. It will be unlike those usually available to the majority of college students, i.e., campus events, tabling, or ongoing endeavors in the community.
Project managers are expected to team successfully with their classmates and to demonstrate the ability – and mental agility— required of professionals on the job. I will be the information source and coach for your team project; you will need to know how to ask good questions and apply what we are learning to your specific scenario. The value of your thoughtful analysis and recommendations will be a key determinant of your grade.
Those who sit for, and pass, the CAPM exam will receive class credit - and a leg-up in the pursuit of a serious career managing projects.