BUS 606 - Advanced Project Management

An examination of the theory of Project Management with a detailed review and analysis of techniques applied and tools available. Students will be exposed to various approaches to Project Management used for large projects as well as small while surveying case studies of both successful and unsuccessful project initiatives. The course will explore the application of this theory to project scenarios through the use of the advanced features of various software tools. Topics will include an in-depth review and analysis of all basic subject matter covered in BUS 605 plus cost estimation techniques, budgeting, Earned Value Management, scope and stakeholder management, communications, conflict resolution, risk management, monitoring project performance, performance statistics/metrics, resource management, process mapping, and a review of the various certification qualifications. Two projects will be required (both will be written and oral): an individual project as well as a team project. This syllabus plans for lecture during the first half of each class (theory), with the second half of each class focusing on practical application of tools (Microsoft Project, etc.) and/or project presentations. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: BUS 605.
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