Jun 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS 7903 - Applied Project Management III

2 lecture hours 0 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
The Applied Project Management sequence of courses presents the knowledge and skills required to identify, plan, implement, monitor and control, and close projects according to PMBOK methodology. Through authentic project leadership experiences, students build and manage teams, assign tasks, and hold others accountable for project deliverables. They also study failed projects with an eye toward drafting recommendations for future project and team success. Finally, the course describes the roles and responsibilities of not only project leaders, but also team members and organization steering committees.  (prereq: BUS 7902 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Project performance against baseline plans
  • Use tracking Gantt charts and control charts to assess schedule performance
  • Calculate earned value, cost variance, schedule variance, and other indices in order to make appropriate decisions to deliver the triple constraints
  • Complete status reports
  • Implement strategies to reduce project duration

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Topics from BUS 7902

Course Topics
  • Monitoring and controlling
  • Tracking Gantt charts
  • Control charts
  • Planned value, earned value, cost variance, schedule variance, etc.
  • Status reports
  • Crashing the schedule

Mindy Davies

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