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MGMT 391 : Introduction to Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Introduction to Project Management
This course is designed to provide a general yet concise introduction to Project Management. The course offers up-to- date information (based on the PMBOK Guide) on how good project, program, and portfolio management can help achieve organizational success. Learners are introduced to a chronological approach to project management, with detailed explanations and examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Project Management and its principles in a contemporary project environment. It aims to introduce students to the language used by practitioners in conjunction with the terminology recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The course reviews the general stages of a project and describes how the stages interrelate. Basic concepts and tools of project management, such as work breakdown structure, scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management, are introduced. The elements of project management critical to the success of a project also are identified and explained. At the end of this course, students should be able to develop, execute, and control a project for supporting business objectives linked to measures of success.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Explain what a project is, provide examples of projects, list various attributes of projects and describe project constraints.

2. Describe project management and key elements of the project management framework, including project stakeholders, project management knowledge areas, common tools and techniques, and project success factors.

3. Define and establish fundamental project objectives such as project schedule, milestones, budget, quality and resources and interaction between these objectives.

4. Compare and contrast the various methods for selecting projects.

5. Outline the five project management process groups; map them to the project management knowledge areas.

6. Illustrate the importance of creating plans to guide project execution, and list the critical components of effective project planning.

7. Recognize the nine knowledge areas of project management, and the key planning tasks and outputs for project integration, scope, time and cost management.

8. Evaluate alternative strategies in order to meet stakeholder requirements.

9. Understand the role and responsibilities of the principal project participants with a focus on the role of the project manager.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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