Welcome to GEOG 871 - Geospatial Technology Project Management
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Quick Facts about GEOG 871
- Instructors: Pat Kennelly and Peter Croswell
- Course Structure: Online, 12-15 hours per week for 10 weeks
Overview: GEOG 871 is a required course for Penn State's Online Master of GIS. Principles of effective project management applied to the planning and execution of GIS projects.
Project management is a broad discipline that encompasses both technical methods such as system design and analysis, and interpersonal factors that affect professional relationships.
By the end of this course, students will have devised a project plan from a scenario built upon a real-life project involving the City of Metropolis geodatabase design and development--with work performed in a cooperative effort of the City's project team and team of a hired contractor. You will prepare a project charter, a document which provides the City's foundation for the project and project plan elements that define work to be carried out by the City and contractor: scope, schedule, budget, quality management, and risk management.
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