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MGMT 461 : Global Project Management

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Global Project Management
This course is designed to assist learners gain an understanding of the increasingly challenging task of working within global corporations and with distant and diverse work teams. The course describes how project managers can help organization and your projects adapt to thrive in this Global Project Management environment. The learner is introduced to collaborative tools, best practices on cross-cultural team management and global communication, and recommended organizational changes and project structures for the global environment.

With the increasing trends for outsourcing, off-shoring, and globalization, many organizations are expanding their business activities beyond their traditional boundaries. Most projects in today’s global environment involve virtual teams, people from different companies, located in various countries. This course is intended to familiarize learners with global projects, and their organizational culture and stakeholders; global project planning aspects that reflect working with multinational teams; fundamentals of virtual project management in the context of global projects; fundamentals of communicating with different cultures; and other related issues.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Define culture, and describe the relationship between cultural dimensions and project management.

2. Describe possible global sources of conflict in project management, and possible resolutions.

3. Compare and contrast the global key stakeholders, and define strategies to change stakeholders’ commitment levels.

4. Recognize a global communication matrix, and describe its components.

5. Compare the different global project structures.

6. Describe a project office, and outline the features of a global project office.

7. Evaluate key collaborative tools in global project management, and define their procedures.

8. Explain how to establish a global context for coaching over distance.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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• Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK,Project Management Institute, downloadable free from with membership. • Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC), (2014). Microsoft Project 2013. John Wiley & Sons, ISBN-13: 9780470133125, eText: ISBN-10 1118734807, ISBN-13 9781118734803. Print: ISBN-10 0-470-13312-0, ISBN-13 978-0-470-13312-5 NOTE: MS Project 2013 is a free download with the purchase of this course book. • Kerzner, Harold (2010). Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence. (2nt ed.) Wiley Publishing. ISBN-10: 047052829X/ ISBN-13: 978-0470528297

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.

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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
David Syverson - 7/28/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 7/28/2015
Aaron Glassman - 7/28/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Bachelor of Science in Technical Management Employ supervisory and management skills needed to effectively lead and support
others within a team environment across business functions. (BSTM PO-1)

2. Apply research to solve business problems and communicate the results effectively. (BSTM PO2)

3. Analyze and evaluate business functions and processes, identify needs, and structure business approaches using problem-solving, critical thinking, and established methodologies and standards. (BSTM PO-3)

4. Know key principles of business and management disciplines and their business applications; and the possible interrelationships to technical management practices especially in the field of aviation and aerospace. (BSTM PO-4)

5. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty areas of Information Systems, Information Security, Project Management, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Engineering Science, or Occupational Safety and Health knowledge and the interrelationships to business and technical management practices. (BSTM PO-5)
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