Dec 09, 2023
BUS 340 - Project Management Credits: 5
Examines the theories and best practices for completing projects on time, on budget, and to specification. Students learn to apply knowledge and skills to effectively initiate, plan, execute, and complete projects. Software-based project management tools are discussed. Course aligns with current PMBOK Guide.
Enrollment Requirement: Admission into the BAS in Marketing and Entrepreneurship program; and instructor consent.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Define a project and how it contrasts with ongoing operations.
- Identify stakeholders.
- Write project charter, scope of work, communications plan, and responsibility matrix.
- Examine risks to a project and methods for mitigating those risks.
- Build a Work Breakdown Structure.
- Identify task relationships and schedule tasks based on available resources.
- Estimate project costs and timelines.
- Rebalance project schedule and understand impact to cost, schedule, and quality.
- Apply keys to building strong project team and solving common project problems.
- Examine methods for monitoring project and closing out project.
- Implement common project management software tools to assist scheduling, estimating, and monitoring of project.
- Analyze and use business data to develop appropriate business and marketing strategies.
- Apply entrepreneurship principles to better leverage organizational resources.
- Apply economic and behavioral concepts to strategy formulation.
- Conduct a survey of the business environment, identify opportunities, and formulate a plan for capitalizing on them.
- Assess the potential market for a product, and then formulate a plan for developing and marketing the product.
- Formulate and communicate an original business plan to an audience of stakeholders.
- Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
- Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
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