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Course Details

Course Code: ITMG322 Course ID: 3834 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the concepts and technology trends of Project Management. Students will explore the principles, practices, features, and functions of the Microsoft Project application. The course will be taught with a mixture of analytical methods and practical exercises. Students will create project plans, organize (estimate, budget, and schedule) tasks, perform and manage resource allocation, identify project constraints, determine a project’s critical path, create Gantt Charts and establish a project baseline using Microsoft Project. Students must have access to Microsoft Office Project Standard. Course software requirements with the appropriate versions are listed under the course materials site

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The successful student will fulfill the following learning objectives:

  1. Assess the impact of Microsoft Project and the Microsoft Application Suite on Information Technology Management as it applies to planning and managing real world projects
  2. Assign tasks and resources using MS Project
  3. Fine-tune tasks and resources using MS Project
  4. Format project schedule and information
  5. Apply project schedule tracking feature in MS Project
  6. Integrate Microsoft Project with other programs
  7. Optimize the use of project schedule using Gantt Charts
  8. Manage multiple projects while working with a resource pool

Students are expected to maintain routine contact with the instructor throughout the course. While the number of contacts may vary according to the specific course and individual student need, the University requires periodic weekly contacts during the semester. Contact will consist of professor notes, forum interaction, and email feedback. The method of discussion will be on-line related to issues concerning forum assignments, quizzes, assignments, the midterm project and final project.

Review the assigned textbook and support materials for this course! Review the table at the end of the syllabus to see assigned readings for each week.


The projects for this course are located throughout each Lesson. The projects that are required for grading with this course are created from scratch.


The Forum assignments for this course are designed to promote interactivity among students and enhance the online learning process. The Forum provides maximum flexibility because you do not have to be online at the same time as another person and you can read what other students have written.

Forum Timing: For the forum, you must post your work by midnight on Thursday, continue to follow your classmates' posts for the remainder of the week, and post the follow-up peer responses prior to midnight on Sunday, except for week one. Your follow-up posts can add additional insight to a classmate's opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the follow-up posts to your own posts and reply to any questions or requests for clarification. You are encouraged to conduct research and use other sources to support your answers.

Required Participation: Please keep in mind that the forum assignments require you to make at least 1 post to the forum with at least 250 words about the topic and also respond to at least 2 peers’ posts with at least 150 words. Please be advised that there will be point deductions if you do not comply with these requirements of the assignment. Each one of you will have a different and unique experience that we can all learn from. Your participation in the Forums unleashes the power of synergy in our classroom. To facilitate this interaction, please be prompt when posting your forum work for each week; this provides time for the others to actively engage in the dialogue. For practical reasons, when you respond to other learners’ posts, please start your response by referencing their name. I will read and grade your participation by reading the forum. There is no need to also post your forum work in the assignments area of the classroom. Refer to the forum and the syllabus for more details on grading.

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Froum 5.00 %
Project Assignments 70.00 %
Week 1 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 2 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 3 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 4 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 5 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 6 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 7 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Week 8 Project Assignments 8.75 %
Book Title:ITMG322 - required software for this course is not covered by the APUS Book Grant. Windows 7 or later. Purchase information is available here - Cost may vary by subscription length.
ISBN:ITMG322 Software
Electronic Unit Cost:$30.00
Book Title:Microsoft Project 2019 Step by Step - the e-book is available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Microsoft Press
Author:Lewis, Cindy
Unit Cost:$39.99

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.