Project Management Core Curriculum
OPRE6271 Project Overview, Strategic and Process Management (2 credits)
This course consists of an introduction to the entire project management process, including Initiation, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing processes. It also provides an overview of interpersonal skills and strategic and process management as related to project management and financial considerations in project selection.
Project selection, interpersonal and organizational issues related to the initiation of projects. Specific topics include investment criteria; project selection models; negotiation techniques and related interpersonal considerations. Prerequisite: OPRE6271.
Initial stages in planning a project to include scope definition; quality planning; organization considerations; negotiation; communication and decision making and related interpersonal considerations. Prerequisite: OPRE6372.
Planning techniques continued from OPRE6373 and introduction of execution phase requirements. Included are quantitative decision making techniques; earned value measurements; interpersonal leadership principles; planning for control and execution of the project; risk management techniques and procurement principles. Prerequisite: OPRE6373.
Techniques required for successful execution of a project continued from OPRE6374 plus project closeout requirements. These include procurement; quality measurement; balanced scorecard; understanding of power and politics within organization and how they impact project success; integration of multiple projects; interpersonal consideration such as motivation and commitment and recognition and reward systems; and project closeout techniques. Prerequisite: OPRE6374.
Advanced methods for managing projects including capability maturity models; enterprise project management and a simulation modeling all 5 phases of the project management process. Prerequisite: OPRE6375.
This course provides an overview of legal issues encountered during the life of a project. Includes discussion of civil and criminal law; OSHA, safety, environmental and real estate law.
The study of human behavior in organizations. Emphasizes theoretical concepts and practical methods for understanding, analyzing, and predicting individual, group, and organizational behavior. Topics include work motivation, group dynamics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, leadership, power, and organizational culture. Ethical and international considerations are also addressed.
- Project Management Overview
- Graduate Degree Program
- Graduate Degree Admissions
- Professional Development
- PM Symposium