PMI – SC Midlands Chapter
December 9, 2013, Speaker Program with Lunch
"USC Student Capstone IT Project: Gaining Real Experience Before Graduation"
Location: IT-oLogy, 2nd Floor, 1301 Gervais St, Columbia SC 29201
Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 11:45 am (buffet lunch); 12:00 noon (program starts); 1:00 pm (program ends)
Guest Speakers: USC Integrated Information Technology (IIT) Capstone IT Student Teams
Every semester, University of South Carolina senior IIT students plan and implement real-world IT projects using the PMI PMBOK processes from initiation through closure as part of their capstone course required for graduation.
Under the direction of Dr. Karen Patten, Assistant Professor, Integrated Information Technology, these students build Web sites, implement LANs, develop and deliver technology training workshops, etc., for not-for-profits as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.
These IIT Students join the Project Management Institute (PMI) as student members as a requirement when they begin their two-course IT project management sequence. Students also use PMI's PMBOK® Guide as their textbook during these courses.
At the December PMI SC Midlands Chapter Lunch & Learn program, three student teams will talk about their experiences and lessons learned completing their capstone project reports to the PMI members and guests.
Based on the positive feedback in the past, PMI members enjoy learning about the student experiences, what they learned, and what they didn't expect. Students will describe their projects, the project issues and resolutions, etc. as they moved from the 'Initiation Process Group' through the 'Closure Process Group' in three short months.
Please join us in encouraging the next generation of project managers as they complete their college careers.