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Course Description

Managing Projects (627)
Credits: 3


Project Management involves a single manager responsible for planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, directing, monitoring, motivating and controlling the combined efforts of all of the functional and staff groups within an organization, together with outside contractors and vendors. The goal is to meet the project's objectives on schedule, within budget, and to the customer's satisfaction.

Course 627 addresses the reality of how complicated and diverse is the project manager's task. Project management is a recognized, special, professional skill, quite different from the technical skills that are so often associated with most projects. It is on these important non-technical areas that this course touches in great detail. From this course degree candidates receive in-depth knowledge of the various types of project-management organization and expertise to successfully manage any size project in the areas of information systems, research, product development, production, services and construction.

Subjects covered include:

Increase Your Understanding of

• Scope Definition
• Work Breakdown Structures
• Scheduling Techniques
• Time Management
• Cost Management

Improve Your Ability to

• Organize a project team
• Plan a project
• Determine requirements and scope
• Use a WBS
• Estimate and budget a project
• Develop objective measures of performance
• Use risk analysis
• Build and maintain a project baseline
• Monitor and control project work
• Lead and manage project teams.

Texts: Project Manager’s Handbook, AGU Press

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