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PMGT 612 : Leading Projects Across Cultural, Corporate, and International Boundaries

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Leading Projects Across Cultural, Corporate, and International Boundaries
Emerging and evolving economies, world circumstances, and global competition require that project managers be able to lead and manage projects in this challenging arena. Project Managers must operate within environments that contain diverse cultures and projects including multiple corporations crossing international boundaries. Additionally, topics include project portfolio management, the Project Management Office (PMO), and software tool use involving multiple projects. Sensitive issues surrounding multinational and multicultural environments will be addressed and discussed.

This course is intended to provide the participants the opportunity to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the profound effect that global trends and world economic systems have on the project management challenges in the evolving business environment that crosses cultural, corporate, and international boundaries.

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.

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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
Tracey Richardson, Ed.D., PMP,RMP - 2/2/2015
Jim Marion, Ph.D. PMP - 2/2/2015
Tom Henkel, Ph.D., PMP - 2/2/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/2/2015
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