Course Outline (Syllabus), Spring Semester, 2013
Instructor: Jay D. Hunt, Ph.D.
UNO Office: Engineering 805 Course Info: Moodle on www.uno.edu
Office Hours: By appointment.
Office Phone: (504) 280-1378 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prerequisite: Registration as graduate student or Instructor’s permission.
Course Description: This course develops the skills and perspectives of using project management techniques to plan, organize, and control projects.
The contents constitute planning, organizing, and controlling projects. The course includes major topics of Strategy, Priorities, Organization, Project Tools, and Leadership. Primary class emphasis is on the project management process and tools.
Required Book: Erik W. Larson, and Clifford F. Gray, Project Management: The Managerial Process, 5e, McGraw-Hill Irwin, 2008, ISBN-978-0-07-742692-7. Note that this text comes with CDROMs; ensure that both CD’s are with the book.
Software: Microsoft Project® (Requires a reference on MS Project), see Project Management Software section on page 3 below.
Learning Objective: To be able to plan, organize, and control engineering and business projects using concepts, methods, and quantitative tools from the field of project management.
After successfully completing this course a student will be able to: • Use the concepts, techniques, and project management tools available to project managers, • Create work breakdown structures and networks for planning, scheduling, and controlling projects, • Develop an awareness of potential conflicts and problems that can occur on projects, • Identify appropriate behavior for successfully managing a project, • Generate a framework for a complete computer-based information system for managing projects.
Attainment of objectives is assessed by exams, homework assignments covering concepts and computer-based analysis, case
References: 2. Planning, Performing and Controlling Projects, Principles and Applications, Robert B. Angus and Norman Gundersen, Prentice Hall, 1997. 3. Advanced Project Management, A Structural Approach, F. L. Harrison, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1997 4 5. Risk and Decision Analysis in Projects, John Schuyler, Project Management Institute, 2001. 7. Project Management Case Studies, Kerzner, H.., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2003. 8. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Second Edition, Verzuh, Eric, John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, 2005. 9. Meredith, Jack R., Mantel Jr., Samuel J., Project Management A MANAGERIAL APPROACH, 6 ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. 10. Nicholas, John M., Steyn, Herman, Project Management for Business, Engineering, and Technology, 3e,, ELSEVIER, 2008. 11. Kloppenborg, Timothy J., Contemporary Project Management, ORGANIZE/PLAN/PERFORM, South – Western, 2009. 12. Pinto, Jeffrey K., Project Management, Achieving Competitive Advantage, Second Edition, Prentice Hall, 2010.