PM 343

Advanced Project Planning, Finance, and Control

3 Unit(s)

Presents an in-depth treatment of critical aspects of planning and control in modern project management. The locus of projects within the overall context of good business practice is emphasized, as well as the role of business analysis and the relevance of business needs. Project-planning issues addressed include project life cycles, constraints, the work breakdown structure, project plan and charter, project estimating, project budgeting and financial control issues and earned value analysis. The latest techniques in project risk management are explored through assessing and controlling of the risk variables with emphasis on project procurement management, solicitation and contracting issues. Project quality management is treated in depth, to include contemporary concepts, tools and techniques. Applications using computer-based software and case studies are drawn from various industries to illustrate the analytical, planning and control activities common to project management. Prerequisite(s): PM 340.