This course is designed to provide students with practical skills in project management and the students who are continuing in the Project Management course sequence with a framework for the concepts and tools covered in the remainder of the program. The various elements of the project management processes, tools and techniques are explored, applying the software used in managing projects. Topics include a review of processes to initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project. Project integration, scope (including requirements), time, cost management, and planning human resources are emphasized. Students learn project management skills through hands-on exercises using project management tools and techniques and project management software to emphasize the real world of managing a project.