Project Management Course Descriptions

PJM 510: Project Management (3 credits)
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This course develops a foundation of concepts and solutions that supports the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project.
PJM-520: Project Leadership and Communications (3 credits)
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This course provides leadership and management guidelines for the project manager in a variety of situations. Principles of effective planning, communication, and motivation throughout the project life cycle are the focus of this course. Project Leadership and Communication presents principles of project control from initiation through execution to closure in a clear and practical manner.
Note: Students should have successfully completed Project Management (PJM-510) before beginning this course.
PJM-530: Project Risk Management (3 credits)
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Project Risk Management provides students with an organized approach for managing the uncertainties that can lead to undesirable project outcomes. The course provides a systematic method for identifying the risks that can result in cost overruns, delayed schedules, or failure to meet performance standards. The first half of the course covers risk identification, which takes place during project definition and planning. The last half of the course covers risk mitigation, which takes place during project execution and closure.
Note: Students should have successfully completed Project Management (PJM-510) and Project Leadership and Communication (PJM-520) before beginning.
PJM-540: Procurement and Vendor Management (3 credits)
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This course examines the processes and techniques through which goods and services are acquired and sold in the project management environment. Course topics include: contract and procurement strategies; legal issues; contract pricing alternatives; technical, management and commercial requirements; RFP development; source selection; invitations to bid and bid evaluation; risk assessment; and contract negotiation and administration.
Note: Students should have successfully completed Project Management (PJM-510) and Project Leadership and Communication (PJM-520) before beginning this course.
PJM-640: Global Project Management (3 credits)
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This course examines project management in a variety of global business settings. Included are project management methodologies and processes as well as culture, team building, and behavior management in a global context. Project management is examined as a set of best practices aimed at managing the total enterprise. Through a project management approach, corporate and organizational strategies are translated into project-level, value-adding elements of a company's project portfolio.
Note: Students should have successfully completed Project Management (PJM-510), Project Leadership and Communication (PJM-520) and Project Risk Management (PJM-530) before beginning this course.