This course addresses both analytical and behavioral skills for effective project management. You will learn how to select a project portfolio, develop a work breakdown structure, estimate task times and costs, allocate and level resources, prepare Critical Path and PERT analyses, and assess earned value project performance. A leading project management tool, e.g. MS Project, will be used for project management exercises. Much of the course content will be drawn from the Project Management Institute common body of knowledge and certification program. Management of project risks, structure, team building, and conflict will be addressed. A project management simulation game provides an opportunity to apply your team-based skills. A variety of project management cases across industries will be studied.
[(BUS 510 with min. grade of C)]