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PMP 625

Program Management

Semester Units



BUS 602

Course Description

The course is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of program/project management. It is based on the program management procedures used by the United States Government and its prime and subcontractors. However, the procedures are applicable in whole or in part to the management of any type or size of research, development, production or construction project.

This course demonstrates how business and technical management systems are integrated into a total management system. It is designed to improve the performance of program/project managers in their present areas of responsibility and to prepare them for increased responsibilities in the future. The course is both concept and content oriented. It covers both the theory and practice of program/project management. It explains what to do, how to do it, and why you do it. It provides instruction in all aspects of program management, including training in the specific functions and tools of the program manager.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Provide an overall framework of the program management process.

  • State the desired characteristics and qualifications of a program manager.

  • Differentiate between the basic types of program management organizations to include the advantages and disadvantages of each.

  • Describe the contracting process and the roles of customer and contractor in the process.

  • Define the program planning process and establish the program planning steps for a complex program.

  • Construct a program plan.

  • Illustrate the use of different risk management techniques.

  • Prepare a risk analysis and risk watch list.

  • Integrate requirements definition, work organization, scheduling and budgeting into a program baseline.

  • Describe and demonstrate various program control techniques.

  • Utilize performance measurement and forecasting techniques.

  • Discuss the basic steps and functions of the product development process.

  • Illustrate the functions of the system engineering process over the program life-cycle.

  • Describe in detail the key elements of technical management.

  • State the differences and similarities between leadership and management.

  • Outline the current approach to logistics management.

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