Course Content and Outcome Guide for BA 255
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- BA 255
- Course Title:
- Project Management -Bus Enviro
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Course DescriptionProject Management - Business Environments Showcases the evolving interpretation of project management by providing practical information useful to project managers from all disciplines. Discussion topics will include: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource management, communication, risk, and procurement management. This course is one of the Project Management series that includes CAS 220, MSD 279, and CIS 245. Project management is a broad term that can include many areas of a business. Recommend: BA 101, MSD 279, BA 250, and CAS 220. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.
Addendum to Course Description
Project Management has become an academic discipline, a management function, a way of thinking, and a language with its own jargon. Project managers have become the chameleons of companies. The position requires managers to have the ability to juggle “hard” and “soft” skills as they orchestrate projects in departmental communities. Furthermore, PM’s are being requested to interface with internal and external clients to manage change, conflict, and motivation for project acceptance. This course will blend theoretical concepts, industry tested instruction, and practical application to ready students for project management positions.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Use the five stages of the project management process as supported by the PMP model
2. Implement the primary soft skills of Appreciative Inquiry, conflict management, and the Balanced Scorecard.
3. Showcase the basic mapping of a Project Charter, SOW, WBS, CP, and EVA
4. Apply the core elements of Project Management which include scope, quality, risk, and procurement management.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Project Management is one the fastest growing career tracks as the business community is shifting from a traditional model to “project driven environments.” At the beginning of the course, the instructor will detail methods used to evaluate student progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. The methods may include one or more of the following tools:
- examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, small group problem solving of questions arising from application of course concepts and concerns to actual experience, oral presentations, EI, USGS, and project completion for a non-profit of choice through the Service Learning website.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
A. Management and organizational movement of a project
B. Motivation of project members coming from various departmental paradigms
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