Subject: Commerce
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Term 1 or Term 2
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Edwards School of Business
Department: Finance and Management Science


Project management is more than merely parceling out work assignments to individuals and hoping that they will somehow accomplish the desired result. In fact, projects that could have been successful often fail because of such take-it-for-granted approaches. Individuals need hard information and real skills to work successfully in a project environment and to accomplish project objectives. Topics include project management lifecycle and process; identifying and selecting projects; developing a project proposal; techniques for planning, scheduling, resource assignment, budgeting, and controlling project performance; project risks; project manager's responsibilities and skills; project team development and effectiveness; project communication and documentation; and project management organizational structures. The concepts in the course support the project management knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide). Students will also receive experiential training in Excel and Microsoft Project.

Permission of the department is required.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 205.3
Restriction(s): Restricted to students in the Edwards School of Business
Note: Students with credit for the COMM 498 topic in "Project Management" will not receive credit for this course.

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