|#||Course Name||Credit Hrs||Prerequisite|
|POM 625||Project Management||3||None|
According to the Project Management Institute, Project Management (PM) is concerned with the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements. The course starts with an overview of the concepts: definition of PM, historical development and vocabulary used. Later, it covers the foundations: scope, schedule and quality. Then, it describes the soft skills needed in terms of resource and communication management. After, it continues with support processes such as procurement and risk management. Next, it presents advanced skills such as analyzing variable estimates and simulation. The course deals with project execution, monitoring and control. Finally, it gives environmental support techniques.
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify key decisions in project management.
- Describe the history behind project management.
- Apply the skills needed for resource and communication management.
- Describe how to execute, monitor and control a project, taking into account key support processes.
- Use qualitative and quantitative tools to solve problems related to project management.
- Demonstrate written and oral communication skills.
- Practice with team-based activities like group projects.
- Project Management evolution and history
- Project lifecycle
- Project management framework: scope, quality, costs, risk
- Stakeholder management
- Project plan development: initiation scope, schedule, and cost management
- Resource planning and management and projects communications
- Procurement and Risk management
- Analyzing variable time estimates
- Quality management
- Post Project evaluation
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• Goodpasture, J.C., 2003. Quantitative Methods in Project Management. J. Ross Publishing, Boca Raton, Florida.
• Wu, T. (2020). Optimizing Project management. CRC Press. USA.