MBA 6931: Project Management Strategy and Tactics

Description

An introduction to the methodologies and technologies that assist project managers in the coordination of projects from inception through completion. Instructs learners to satisfy customer needs, apply budgeting concepts, manage production time, invest resources, and create performance specifications designed with defined requirements. Provides tools to understand, design, and apply systematic project management organization and administration.

Objectives

  1. Summarize common project management concepts, phases of the project life cycle, and project life cycle models.
  2. Describe the key concepts related to economic analysis and life-cycle costing in project management.
  3. Apply various techniques and models to the project screening and selection process.
  4. Describe important issues related to project scope, organizational structure, and project structure.
  5. Summarize valuable principles related to effective product, system, and project design.
  6. Apply productive project scheduling techniques and efficient resource management procedures.
  7. Describe key concepts in budget preparation and management as well as in project control, and project termination.
  8. Summarize the research and development (R&D) planning process and risk factors.
  9. Identify technology types in the R&D environment and related uncertainties.
  10. Evaluate the selection and use of software systems in the project management environment.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Project management: A managerial approach (Rev: 8)

Publisher: Wiley (2012)
Author: Meredith, J. R., & Mantel, S. J.
ISBN: 9780470533024
Price: $199.49

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the CSU Bookstore at bookstore@columbiasouthern.edu