Introduction to Project Management (Revision 3)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ADMN 205 has a Challenge for Credit option.
“All of mankind’s greatest accomplishments – from building the great pyramids to discovering a cure for polio to putting a man on the moon – began as a project” (Larson & Gray, 2014, p. 3).
More and more companies are realizing that managing projects is a vital part of everyone’s job. Mastering key project management concepts and techniques can help you be a more effective employee and manager. As you work through this course, you will develop an introductory-level understanding of project management.
The following link provides a brief introduction to the course from the Course Coordinator.
- Lesson 1: Modern Project Management
- Lesson 2: Organization Strategy and Project Selection
- Lesson 3: Organization: Structure and Culture
- Lesson 4: Defining the Project
- Lesson 5: Estimating Project Times and Costs
- Lesson 6: Managing Risk
- Lesson 7: Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager
- Lesson 8: Managing Project Teams
- Lesson 9: Outsourcing: Managing Interorganizational Relations
- Lesson 10: Project Closure
To receive credit for ADMN 205, you must complete and submit two assignments and receive a grade of at least “D” (50 percent) on each examination and an overall course grade of at least "D" (50 percent).
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Larson, E. W., & Gray, C. F. ( 2014). Project management: The managerial process ( 6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN-13: 978-0-07-809659-4
A print version of the eText can sometimes be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 3, August 4, 2015.
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Updated January 17 2018 by Student & Academic Services