This course presents an overview of project management concepts and covers topics related to the planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling of projects. The course would help students understand the fundamental project management concepts and processes as laid out in the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It also covers additional topics such as the politics of projects, project staffing, teamwork issues, and the implementation of projects in order to develop an appreciation of the business environment in which projects are embedded.
Class sessions will include lectures, case discussions, group work, and industry guest speaker sessions. We will make use of several project management tools such as Microsoft Project at various points throughout the term.