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.