Instructor: Dr. Diane Olson
Course Description: Planning, scheduling, and control of technical projects. Topics covered include activity identification, network diagrams, scheduling, PERT/CPM, cost analysis, resource management, and computer control.
This course will give students the ability to function as project managers by applying basic program and project management techniques, related computer/software skills and the practical aspects of program and project management. Specifically, students will be able to:
1. Effectively facilitate groups and meetings
2. Define the scope and significant parameters of a project
3. Define risk management and change management for a project
4. Develop a set of project activities and dependencies
5. Create a graphical display of a project plan
6. Estimate activity times and generate a project schedule
7. Develop and control a project budget
8. Identify and control resource requirements
9. Apply techniques of project tracking and oversight
10. Develop project status reports
11. Use the basic functionality of the MS Project software application
• Project leadership and teaming
• Microsoft Project application
• Project Phases including
As part of the graduate (Master’s degree) requirement for this course, graduate students will complete an additional project or assignment.
Text: Pinto, J. K. (2010). Project Management Achieving Competitive Advantage. Upper Saddle River, NJ. Prentice Hall.
· Case Study Review Paper: Review the Miller Park Stadium Project Case Study to analyze each of the project phases and answer the questions as listed at the end of each phase and in summary. This assignment should reflect graduate level writing quality following APA guidelines for sourcing as appropriate.