MGT 361 Project Management

This course introduces the techniques used to plan, manage, and complete projects in accordance with guidelines to which all participants and beneficiaries have agreed. It distinguishes project management from general management and examines the principal concepts and methods that have been developed to manage projects successfully: defining project objectives; the Critical Path Method; application of Lean/Six Sigma and other quality techniques; team building and conflict resolution; allocation of resources - human, physical, and financial; uses of probability to assess project time lines (PERT); GANNT Charts; and project control through budgeting. Students will apply software to managing their own projects. The course also covers the general principles of Management Science and Systems Theory - giving students an understanding of how models can be used to improve the quality of management decision making. Classes will introduce students to these areas of project management. Students will then apply the techniques and concepts to running an actual project so that they master these important skills by using them. Prerequisites(s): Business Junior/Senior or permission of the instructor