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

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BUS 7921 - Applied Project Management I - MBA

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
The Applied Project Management MBA 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: admission to a graduate program)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify organizational problems and opportunities
  • Describe problems using an A3
  • Assemble a team and draft norms, meeting practices, and communication protocols
  • Create a project plan to achieve triple constraints
  • Implement strategies for project advocacy and engaging stakeholders

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • PM terminology and PMBOK methodology overview
  • Where project ideas originate
  • A3
  • Team norms and assessment instruments
  • Charter
  • Project advocacy
  • Systems maps
  • Stakeholder plan and requirements matrix
  • Scope
  • WBS
  • Estimating time, cost, resource requirements
  • Schedules
  • Time-phased budget
  • Resource plans
  • Time- and resource-constrained schedules

Mindy Davies

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