Advanced Project Management FoundationsBack to Course Guide
This course provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate advanced academic achievement and practical knowledge of project management tools, techniques, and processes necessary for effective and efficient project management. In this course, students demonstrate the ability to integrate and utilize project management knowledge through the selection and completion of case studies, discussion forums, research papers, and a course project. Students apply project management skills of developing and presenting project justification, project charter, project requirements and scope documents, a project management plan, and other project management artifacts that describe how to manage and successfully complete a typical project.
UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:
- Identifying and evaluating influential literature in the Project Management domain.
- Understanding universal ethical principles as applicable in the application of Project Management in society.
- Conducting research in the Project Management field.
- Discussing strategic planning in projects, programs, and project portfolios.
- Analyzing, evaluating, and applying planning techniques for control of scope, time, cost, quality, and risk.
- Defining project scope and developing work breakdown structures (WBS).
- Analyzing, evaluating, and applying project schedule development and control.
- Planning for project communication and information distribution.
- Applying the processes, tools, and techniques necessary to complete project work.
- Understanding the importance of systematically observing and measuring project performance.
- Analyzing, evaluating, and applying processes required to track, review, and regulate the progress and performance of projects.
- Discussing the human resource aspects of projects, including acquiring and managing the project team.
- Preparing a complete project management plan and its subsidiary plans.
- Creating a valid and reliable method for addressing project management issues, problems, and situations.
- Determining the proper project management approach for implementing the course project.
- Understanding the purpose and value of project documentation.