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BCOM 2070 - Technical Business Communications & Project Management Principles

Credit Hours: 3.00

Prerequisites: BCOM 2050 

The course will focus on the role of the business professional and the specific components required to successfully manage projects and systems. The course emphasizes managing information technology and communicating ideas to others through project management. Various projects will include an overview of current and emerging technologies impacting project management.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select and apply management concepts to effectively guide and complete projects similar to those found in a business environment.


  1. Summarize the importance of good project management.
  2. Share examples of good and bad project management.
  3. Use knowledge and skills developed in this class in the future to their specific needs.
  4. Apply project management concepts by working on a group project as a project manager and as an active team member.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select and apply the appropriate vocabulary and communication techniques of a project management professional.


  1. Characterize what project management means and how it improves the success of projects.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of project management terms and techniques, such as:
    • The triple constraint of project management
    • The project management knowledge areas and process groups
    • The project life cycle
    • Motivation theory and team building

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to select and apply the appropriate information technology tools to effectively manage projects.


  1. Demonstrate knowledge of project management tools and techniques, such as:
    • Project selection methods
    • Network diagrams, critical path analysis, and critical chain scheduling
    • Cost estimates
  2. Use knowledge and skills developed in this class in the future to their specific needs.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Introduction to Project Management
    1. What is a Project?
    2. What is Project Management?
    3. The Role of the Project Manager.
  2. The Project Management and Information Technology Context
    1. A Systems View of Project Management
    2. Project Phases and Life Cycle
  3. Project Integration Management
    1. Strategic Planning and Project Selection
    2. Project Plans and Execution
    3. Change Control
    4. Closing Projects
  4. Project Scope Management
    1. Scope Definition
    2. Scope Control
  5. Project Time Management
    1. The Importance of Project Schedules
    2. Schedule Development and Control
  6. Project Cost Management
    1. Importance of Cost Management
    2. Principles of Cost Management
  7. Project Quality Management
    1. Quality Assurance and Control
    2. Tools and Techniques
  8. Project Human Resource Management
    1. Acquiring and Developing the Project Team
    2. Managing the Project Team
  9. Project Communications Management
    1. Communications Planning
    2. Information Distribution
    3. Performance Reporting
    4. Improving Project Communications
  10. Project Risk Management
    1. Risk Identification and Analysis
    2. Monitoring and Control
  11. Project Procurement Management
    1. Purchases and Acquisitions
    2. Planning Contracting
    3. Administering the Contract

Primary Faculty
Gerber, Randall
Secondary Faculty
Schick, Heidi
Associate Dean
Johnson, Elise
Balsamo, Michael

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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