Project Management Techniques I
- Issues surrounding project scope definition; plan development
and execution; sequencing, scheduling, and controlling
activities for timely completion of projects; and collection and
dissemination of project-related information.
Project Management Techniques II
- A sequence of project management topics regarding organizational
planning, staff acquisition, and team development;
quality planning, assurance and control; risk identification and
control; and managing procurement of goods and services from
outside the performing organization. P: PROJMGT 7010
Project Risk Management
- Project Risk Management expands upon a subject introduced in the PROJMGT 7010 and PROJMGT 7020 Project Management courses, with an entire focus on the application of risk management concepts to projects and the project management environment. The risk management life cycle, from identification, assessment, response development, to control and closure, is taught using textbook, lecture and case study techniques. Throughout each phase of the risk management life cycle, various tools and techniques are taught which provide valuable practical means for the student to perform risk management on all projects from the smallest to the largest. Computer applications of techniques such as PERT and Monte Carlo simulation will also be addressed, thereby rounding out the course for today’s most complex business environments. P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020 or consent of instructor or department chair.
Interpersonal Skills for Virtual and Co-Located Project Teams
- People issues include client satisfaction, vendor satisfaction, team morale, and communication, encompassing how team members relate to one another and affect their cohesiveness and commitment. These, in turn, affect overall performance of the project team in delivering the project results. Topics include motivation approaches, roles of the project manager, interpersonal communications tools, team member performance, managing conflict, handling stress, and managing critical incidents. Related subjects include the linkage of people skills to the entire project life cycle; methods to handle people issues that may arise on virtual or co-located project teams; and resources available to sustain project human resource and communications needs. P: PROJMGT 7010 and PROJMGT 7020, or consent of instructor or department chair.
Project Procurement Management
- Typically the more complex and challenging the project, the more work will be sent outside of the organization for performance. Project Procurement Management is one of the nine project management knowledge areas in the PMBOK®. This course covers issues surrounding procurement and solicitation planning, outsourcing and partnering, solicitation development, contract administration, and contract closeout from the vantage points of both the buyer and the seller. P: PROJMGT 7010 and PROJMGT 7020.
Advanced Tools and Techniques for Project Management
- A practical and tangible, yet systematic way, to plan and control projects through consistent use and application of a repository of project management tools and techniques focusing on the desirability of repeatable process. Tools and techniques include those for project initiation and portfolio management, planning, and implementation and closure, in the context of the importance of project management to the competitive strategy of the enterprise. P: PROJMGT 7010 and PROJMGT 7020.
- Programs, and the projects and ongoing operations that make them up, are the means by which new products, services and processes are developed, operated, supported and enhanced. As a result, the ability to successfully manage programs is critical to overall performance and profitability. Topics include knowledge, skills & techniques to manage multiple projects or programs effectively within the organizational context, and the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to transition from a project manager to a program manager. P: PROJMGT 7010 PROJMGT 7020.
Project Scope Management
- Project scope management includes the processes required to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully. Defining scope ensures the successful management of the other key project management areas, including time, cost, and quality, since it is the foundation upon which the schedule, the budget, the resource plan, and the overall project management plan, are prepared. Topics include scope management planning, scope definition, work breakdown structures, scope verification, and scope change control. P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020.
Agile Methods in Project Management
- Starting with an overview of Agile project management methodologies
and theory, this course prepares students to evaluate projects,
assess culture, and adapt agile methods to project management applications
within the organization. Though some content is drawn
from the software environment, this course is intended for a broad
audience and is not specific to nor focused on software development.P: Project Management 7010 and Project Management 7020 or consent of program director.
Legal Environment of Meetings
- This course will introduce students to the federal, state, and local
laws that most commonly impact the planning and managing of
meetings and events as well as laws and legal issues facing business
owners. Meetings industry contracts between meeting organizers
and venues, vendors, and suppliers will be explored in depth. Case
law and issues raised in trade press will be used to explore and illustrate
legal issues in the areas of sale and service of alcohol, Americans
with Disabilities Act, intellectual property, injury to attendees,
damage to property, and more. The focus will be on U.S. laws, but
laws of other countries will be introduced when pertinent and adjudication
of international disputes will be discussed in the case study
context.P: COMMTCN 5800 or suitable professional credential or
consent of instructor or program director.
Project Management Capstone
- This course draws on the business foundation and project management concepts, theories and techniques, specifically emphasizing the role of the project manager in implementing and accomplishing project plans and objectives. Students may draw on topics from their workplace or may choose from projects provided by companies in our local area requesting consulting services in developing feasibility studies and project proposals. Note that the ability to assign such a "real world" project depends on the availability of companies interested in such analyses at the time. P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020 and all required foundation and core courses.
Seminar Paper Research
- Based on individual interest and consultation with an advisor, the student will be required to write an advanced research paper on a specific topic; the independent empirical research should serve as a capstone to the student's education experience and as a bridge to the student's future in the project management discipline P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020 or consent of instructor or department chair.
Special Topics in Project Management
- Designed to present to students specialized topics in the field of Project Management depending upon interest of students and approval of staff. P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020 or consent of instructor or department chair.
Independent Study in Project Management
- The amount of graduate credit allowed for independent study may not exceed a total of four credits except with the special permission of the student's advisor and the graduate dean. Approval must be secured from the department faculty member and the student's advisor before independent study courses are begun by completing a form available from program staff. This form must include a description of the subject to be covered and must be submitted before registration will be approved. P: PROJMGT 7010 and 7020 or consent of instructor or department chair.
- Completion and defense of a carefully delineated scholarly work advancing an original point of view as a result of research. The topic chosen must reflect the student'’s area of emphasis, if any, and must be approved by a thesis committee. P: PROJMGT 7010, PROJMGT7020, BUSADMIN 7540, COMM 7330. If selected, this catalog course replaces the required core course PROJMGT 7840 Project Management Capstone. (Contact advisor for prior approval and registration instructions.)