PD5: Project Management introduces students to the basic tools and techniques used to manage projects in a wide range of industries and workplaces. Project management extends far beyond using a calendar and writing a to-do list: planning, scheduling, budgeting, supervising, delegating, and prioritizing are all part of the process. Students who take PD5 leave the course with a better understanding of the many duties and issues that factor into effective project management.
What do PD5 students do?
- Practice using several common project management tools, including work breakdown structures and Gantt charts
- Work through a complex budgeting simulation and reflect on their decisions
- Focus on a single, comprehensive real-world case study over the course of the term
- Prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam with extra lectures and materials (optional)
How are PD5 students graded?
PD5 students complete a series of quizzes, assignments, and reflective exercises over the course of the term. To pass the course, students must earn an overall grade of 50% or higher. Students can deepen their learning by completing a bonus assignment worth 10% during the term. High achievers in PD5 have a chance to win a book prize that helps students prepare to write the CAPM exam mentioned above.
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