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MGMT 652 : Concepts and Practices of Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Concepts and Practices of Project Management
In this course, the student has the opportunity to learn the techniques and principles related to project management, following the national standards for project management. The content of this course includes and extends the body of knowledge elements required for completion of the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification by the Project Management Institute.

This course is intended to provide the participants with the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in the concepts, tools and techniques for successful project management.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Define project and differentiate project from ongoing processes such as continuous operations, mass production, and batch production.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the process model of initiation-planning-execution-control-closure and the integration of the nine project management body of knowledge areas.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the nine skill areas of Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communications, Risk, Resources, Procurement, and Project Integration, emphasizing the inputs, tools and skills, and outputs involved with each skill area.

4. Utilize current project management software to develop and execute planning, control and closure of technical projects (actual or simulated) in the students’ areas of technical expertise.

5. Develop (for a simulated or actual project) an appropriate: • Scope statement • Scope change plan • Work breakdown structure (WBS) • Appropriate work packages • Project sequence using PERT and CPM methodology • Project schedule with early start (ES), early finish (ET), late start (LS) and late finish (LF) dates • Project cost baseline • Project budget projections • Project cash flow plan • Project communication plan • Project internal resource and external resource plans • Project risk assessment and risk management plan • Project resource plan • Project closure

6. Demonstrate knowledge and use of appropriate control mechanisms such as Earned Value Analysis (EVA), cost and time variances, quality assessment techniques and risk assessment techniques.

7. Analyze conflicts of cost, time, schedule, quality, and personnel and develop appropriate strategies for resolution.

8. Demonstrate an increase in computing, speaking and writing skills in this course, as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor.

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Written assignments will be prepared in American Psychological Association (APA) format according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.), 2010. (ISBN: 1-4338-0561-8). a. MS Project 2000© or higher loaded on student accessible computers b. Lowry & Ferrara, Managing projects with Microsoft project. or other suitable project software hands-on guide. c. The following books included in the RAC collection: Adams, J. R., & Campbell, B. W. Roles and responsibilities of the project manager. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Cable, D., & Adams, J. R. Organizing for project management. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Frame, J. D. Managing projects in organizations. New York, NY: Jossey-Bass (John Wiley). (ISBN: 0-7879-0160-1) Ireland, L. R. Quality management for projects and programs. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. (ISBN: 1-880410-11-7) Kerzner, H. Project management, a systems approach to planning scheduling and control. New York, NY: Reinhold, Van Nostrand. (ISBN: 0-442-01907-6) Kirchof, N. S., & Adams, J. R. Conflict management for project managers. Newtown Square, Pennsylvania: Project Management Institute. Lewis, J. P. Project planning, scheduling & control. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. (ISBN: 1-55738-869-5) Martin, M. D., Teagarden, C. C., & Lambreth, C. F. Contract administration for the project manager. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Meredith, J. R., & Mantel, S. J. Project management: A managerial approach. Somerset, NJ: John Wiley and Sons. (ISBN: 0-471-01626-8) PMBOK Handbook Series (10 Volumes). Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. (ISBN: 1-880410- 00-1 (10 Volume Set)) Stuckenbruck, L. C., & Marshall, D. Team building for project managers. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Verma, V. K. Organizing projects for success. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. (ISBN: 1-880410-40-0)

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

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
An extensive team project planning exercise is required for successful completion.
Access to a computer system with MS Project installed is required. The text includes a limited time use copy of MS Project ©
Dr. Edward Murphy - 2/12/2015
Timothy Holt - 2/12/2015
Dr. Aaron M. Glassman - 2/12/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/12/2015
1-7 Master of Science in Management 1. Management Concepts and Skills
Utilize Management Concepts and Skills in solving problems and making improvements within organizations and / or real world situations.
2. Ethics
Apply Ethical and Regulatory basis of Management in strategic and tactical aspects of planning, executing, monitoring and controlling with organizations and/or real world situations.
3. Quantitative and Financial Analysis
Apply and interpret the fundamentals of Quantitative and Financial analysis to management problems and/or projects.
4. Communication Skills
Use Communication skills to develop defendable positions using data and information from diverse sources and apply problem solving strategies to reach scientifically defendable solutions. Present reports, analysis, and recommendations in written and oral forms in a professional manner that is persuasive and understood by Audience / readers of diverse ages, cultural, experience, and educational backgrounds.

5. Research Skills
Use Scientific Research skills to collect data and use those data to thoroughly understand complex and multi-dimensional situations. Be able to organize themes, explain concepts and theories, provide technical definitions and establish overall credibility. Be able to design and conduct appropriate research projects to solve problems in manufacturing, production, distribution and sales of products.
6. Communication Skills
Use computer, video conferencing, and presentation technology to locate, collect, store, manage, and disseminate information and design and deliver technical, professional, and personnel presentations.
7. Critical Thinking Skills
Use critical thinking to explore all aspects of complex and multidimensional situations and evaluate the impact and consequences of decisions on different audiences and to develop defendable positions using data and information from diverse sources. Be able to apply problem solving strategies to reach logically defendable solutions to technical and personnel situations and operations.
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