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MGMT 462 : Project Management Advanced Concepts

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Project Management Advanced Concepts
This course is designed to assist learners gain an understanding of a wide range of topics that relate to project management. Knowledge of these topics is essential to successful project management. Some of these topics include human factors, technical factors, and organizational factors.

Project Management is used increasingly in a wide range of industries. This course provides in-depth and detailed information about each of the key knowledge areas of project management. The course integrates key project management concepts and highlights them within applications of technical tools, examples from industry, and citations from literature.

Upon course completion, the student will be able to:

1. Compare a set of projects based on drivers, sources, customers, degree of uncertainty, expected outcome, organizational reach, scope, degree of complexity, and strategic level. Describe how these differences will affect the way projects are managed.

2. Evaluate a project based on its strengths and deficiencies related to key project success factors. Describe why each factor was important.

3. Assess your core project leadership capabilities and identify areas where you need to enhance your skill or achieve greater balance.

4. Apply influence strategies and appreciate why these skills are so essential to project managers.

5. Evaluate options for achieving project goals using financial analysis, assessing potential uncertainties as well as team-based methods such as advantages–disadvantages, factor rating, force-field analysis, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis, and Pareto Priority Index.

6. Create a formal or informal business case for a project.

7. Define project deliverables and associated performance measures.

8. Estimate working and calendar times for project tasks, applying concepts related to parametrics, learning curves, and Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), and develop a project budget.

9. Employ project scheduling concepts to engage team commitment and manage stakeholder expectations.

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 • 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 - 2/3/2015
Peter O’Reilly - 2/3/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/3/2015
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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