Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Define the context of international projects.
2. Reinforce the skills and knowledge gained in PMGT 501: Fundamentals of Project Management, specifically in a culturally diverse international environment.
3. Extend knowledge gained in PMGT 501 concerning risk, metrics, and quality management.
4. Determine considerations that are applicable to pursuing projects across cultures, corporations, and international boundaries.
5. Describe how to do business with cultures encountered both social and business environments.
6. Determine how to organize project staff taking into consideration the cultural environment.
7. Identify the difficulties and risks of international projects specifically relating to legal issues, labor issues, and currency issues.
8. Describe how to staff the project in an international setting taking into consideration the local culture, customer participation, incentive plan, and in-country housekeeping and control.
9. Define ethnocentrism and examine its significance as an obstacle to understanding.
10. Describe communication across cultures in language and nonverbal dimensions.
11. Identify the nature of and how to cope with culture shock.
12. Contrast cultures using value systems.
13. Identify where to locate relevant cultural information.