GEOG 871
Geospatial Technology Project Management

Welcome to GEOG 871 - Geospatial Technology Project Management


Welcome to GEOG 871 - Geospatial Technology Project Management

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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Online Geospatial Education programs is available at the Geospatial Education Program Office.

Quick Facts about GEOG 871

  • Instructors: Peter Croswell, and David DiBiase.
  • 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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