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MGT4495

Project Management Foundations

This course presents the essential skills and activities associated with managing complex projects within modern organizations. Topics include the history of project management, the project management lifecycle, project management knowledge areas, and project management processes. Students explore case studies of project success and failures and are introduced to the project management body of knowledge.

UPON COMPLETION OF THE COURSE, THE STUDENT WILL BE COMPETENT IN:

  • Understanding and discussing ethical decision making and moral leadership in project management.
  • Understanding the history of project management and its value within organizations.
  • Discussing the Standard for Project Management and the purpose of the PMBOK® Guide.
  • Understanding the values of project value delivery.
  • Understanding the principles of project value delivery.
  • Defining projects as systems for value delivery.
  • Discussing project performance domains.
  • Understanding project tailoring and project life cycle development.
  • Understanding project development models (predictive, adaptive, hybrid).
  • Discussing Project Performance Domains integration across the project lifecycles.
  • Understanding project management methods and artifacts.
  • Understanding project management ethics and ethical decision making.
  • Understanding the decision-making processes in project management.
  • Discussing project lifecycle models and product lifecycle relationships.

Syllabi

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