It is suitable for all majors and emphases.
The purpose of this course is to teach students successful techniques to manage the scope, budget, schedule, and quality of projects, in addition to teaching students how to perform several project management tasks. The goal is to understand how project management decisions are reached, what trade-offs are made, and how outcomes depend on the underlying situation. This course provides as well hands-on training performed in the computer LAB to train students on how to use Microsoft Project Software.It even prepares the students to plan taking the PMP certification known worldwide to improve their careers. A Final “Real” Project is performed by students at the end of the course and is presented for evaluation. Relationship to Other Coursework: This course covers project management techniques in general allowing for a wide and diverse student audience with applications in business, information systems, engineering, health sciences and others.
Program Learning Goals Emphasized B-LGI : Professional Business competenceStudents will be able to learn Project Management Standards and the importance of Project Management in organizations. They will be able to apply models that allow a project manager to make informed decisions in a variety of business situations. In formulating and applying these models, students will use concepts, principles, and theories from core business professional knowledge.
B-LG2: Decision making Students will learn various project management models and tools. They will understand how project management decisions are reached, what tradeoffs re made, and how outcomes depend on the underlying data.B-LG4: Teamwork Students are expected to work in groups on projects that will prepare them to function effectively for diverse careers in business analytics. Instructional Methodology: Lecture, Videos, Guest Speaker, class discussion, individual assignments, and group project Performance Evaluation and Grading: Midterm Fi nal 30% Projects (Group Work) 25% Cases/Assignments/Readings (Individual Work) Total 100% Summary of Topical Coverage: . Introduction to project management . The nature and selection of projects a.
Approaches to project screening b.Financial models (introduction to spread sheet simulation). c. Project portfolio management Ill. Project planning and scope IV. Risk management and risk analysis tools V.
Cost estimation and budgeting VI. Scheduling VII. Allocation and management of resources VIII. Critical Chain Project Scheduling IX.
Project evaluation, control and monitoring X. Project Closeout and Termination Use of Technology: Students will be expected to use software tools such as Microsoft Project. Microsoft Excel for completing their assignments, projects and midterm xam.Academic Honesty: Students are expected to complete all work with the highest standard Of integrity in line with AUB’s Student Code of Conduct and OSB’s Honor Code. Plagiarism, forgery, cheating or any form of academic misconduct will not be tolerated. Any of the above may cause a student’s final course grade to be lowered significantly or the student may receive a failing grade, depending on the severity of the offence. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work of another as one’s own work.