E M 564 Project Management

Course Description

The course covers key components of project management including project integration, project scope management, project time and cost management, quality management, human resource considerations, communications, risk management, and procurement management.

Presentation of project management processes such as initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing with icons and a manager touching virtual screen.

Course Objectives

The objective of the course is to help students understand the strengths and pitfalls of project management. The ultimate goal is to improve the effectiveness of the students at all levels of project management: from project selection and chartering at the highest managerial levels, to day-to-day skills for the project manager, and meaningful contribution and participation for project team members.

Faculty Contact: Kay Bachman kbachman@wsu.edu
Semester Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Location: Global Campus

Required for:
Certificate: Project Management
Core Selective for:
Master’s Degree

Course meets at times posted via web conferencing software.

Learning Outcomes

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Define what is a project and project management.
  • Demonstrate the use of appropriate network scheduling techniques.
  • Investigate and analyze what factors are important to the successful implementation of projects in the context of business strategies, and in a given business focus area, and how representative organizations within that business focus area seem to be taking advantage of various project management strategies and approaches over time and scale.
  • Investigate, analyze, and assess project management practices, tools, and techniques with reference to specific resources found in the assigned readings as well as through independent research.
  • Develop and justify practical strategies, tools, and practices that can lead to an adaptive approach to project management in a variety of settings, scales, and diverse industry applications.
  • Document a comprehensive project planning document suitable for use in any industry.
  • Describe resources available to the project manager to keep current with trends and best practices in the resolution of complex project management issues.

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Delivery Methods
  • Project Teams
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Scheduling
  • Resource Allocation
  • Risk Management
  • Budget Management
  • Project Controls
  • Project Close Out
  • Project Leadership

This course can be used to fulfill the following requirements:

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