BUS 4126

Description

Provides the tools to understand, design, and apply systematic project management organization and administration. In addition to learning how to satisfy customer needs, this course will assist students in learning how to apply budgeting concepts, manage production time, invest resources, and create performance specifications designed with defined requirements.

Objectives

  1. Explain the relationship between the technical and socio - cultural sides of a project.
  2. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different project management structures.
  3. Discuss guidelines for creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) for a project.
  4. Discus s the factors that influence project time and cost estimates.
  5. Provide a process for computing early, late, and slack activity times and identify the critical path.
  6. Describe the risk management process.
  7. Illustrate approaches for risk identification, anal ysis, and assessment.
  8. Contrast time and resource constrained projects.
  9. Explain the costs and risks associated with compressing or crashing a project.
  10. Discuss the "currencies" a project manager can use to influence others.
  11. Explain how to implement a par tnering arrangement on a major project.
  12. Calculate and interpret different project performance indices.
  13. Describe the major elements of a project audit.
  14. Summarize key issues surrounding project closure.
  15. Discuss strategies for effectively working overseas .

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Project management: The managerial process (Rev: 5)

Publisher: McGraw Hill (01/03/2011)
Author: Gray, C. F., & Larson, E. W.
ISBN: 978-0-07-340334-2
Price: $164.78

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu