POLS 4218 - Project Management in the Public Sector


This course will discuss the theory, principles, tools, and techniques necessary to build a solid project management foundation. The Project Management Institutes (PMI) standards for project management will be emphasized throughout the course.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Appreciate and understand the role that project management plays within the public sector, as well as the role that it can play within the students organizations;
  2. Understand the issues, challenges, and opportunities associated with project management (specifically as these pertain to the public sector;
  3. Understand the Project Management Institutes project management methodology and standards (which forms the basis of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam); and,
  4. Gain insight into various tools and techniques that can be used by project managers to better position their projects for success.
  • Module 1: Introduction
  • Module 2: Strategic Framework
  • Module 3: Planning I: Initiating
  • Module 4: Planning II: Development
  • Module 5: Planning III: Finalizing
  • Module 6: Best Agents
  • Module 7: Agreements & Control
  • Module 8: Closeout

Credit Hours

Organizational Leadership


  • POLS 1101

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