May 30, 2023
BUS 202 - Introduction to Project Management Credits: 5
Examines how to manage projects of all sizes by planning, scheduling, budgeting, monitoring and controlling the project. Emphasizes common tools and methods used by project managers to communicate with stakeholders and complete projects on time, on budget and per client’s requirements.
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Recognize uses of project management in various industries and job positions.
- Define project scope and understand the importance of working with project stakeholders.
- Identify tasks and create a work breakdown structure.
- Schedule tasks according to priorities and predecessors; identify the project critical path.
- Schedule a project and understand options for altering schedule or rebalancing resources.
- Summarize basic budgeting and risk management methods.
- Explain various methods for process improvement.
- Demonstrate leadership competencies and teamwork skills necessary to resolve interpersonal and organizational challenges that most often occur in the modern workplace.
- Communicate clearly, appropriately, and persuasively to business stakeholders, both orally and in writing.
- Describe the basics of strategic planning and creative problem solving.
- Explain the methods for organizing and delegating work.
- Discuss self-management skills related to areas such as goal setting, self-esteem, and problem solving.
- 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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