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PMGT 611 : Anatomy of Project Organizations

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Anatomy of Project Organizations
In this course, the student has the opportunity to gain and expand knowledge concerning how organizations carry out work. Included in the course are elements of organizational theory, organizational structure, and organizational planning as applicable to projects. Topics address advantages and disadvantages of organizational structure (functional, matrix, or projectized), locus of power and locus of authority issues, and formal and informal networks. Also included are issues such as conflict resolution, change management, formal and informal work relationships.

This course will give the student the opportunity to understand the necessity for organizational change, identify the driving factors, and how to determine the best organizational structure for accomplishing the work of the organization through project management.

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

1. Compare and contrast the different forms in which projects may be organized (functional, weak matrix, strong matrix, projectized, mixed, etc.) and analyze the appropriate use of each.

2. Describe the structures of organizations (functional, geographic, product line, project, etc.) and the criteria for their selection.

3. Demonstrate the importance of matching project organization, sponsor organization, and geographic and cultural to the potential for success of projects.

4. Discuss criteria used in selecting the form of organization for a project and utilize these criteria in recommending project organization.

5. Describe and evaluate project staffing processes.

6. Describe the organization of Project Offices (or Project Management Offices) and evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, functionality, and obstacles to establishment in various organizational settings.

7. Examine the conflict environment inherent in managing projects and the applicable conflict resolution means to accomplish project goals.

8. Predict the knowledge and skills requirements necessary for success for project managers ten years hence.

9. 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 and assess its value in managing projects.

10. Evaluate the importance of leadership skills in managing projects and differentiate leadership from management, (evaluation) and identify different leadership styles appropriate to differing project management situations.

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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
Thomas Henkel, Ph.D., PMP - 3/20/2015
Jim Marion, Ph.D., PMP - 3/20/2015
Thomas Henkel, Ph.D., PMP - 3/20/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 3/20/2015
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