The Practice of Project Management
Bringing together the skills and knowledge developed in the other core courses, this capstone course for the MS PM degree integrates significant project-management concepts and tools, ranging from the roles of project managers and team members, software tool analysis, project initiation components, advanced project planning and execution, as well as project monitoring and closing. Agile concepts and practices are integrated into the course. Additionally, critical skills such as negotiation, problem solving, scheduling, risk analysis and earned value are addressed. The course will have a focus on practical applications, supported by outside readings including academic research, case studies and PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK®) and the Agile Practice Guide. Students undertake a course-long research project based on real-world project-management cases. Course is to be taken in the final semester of project management coursework. Prerequisite(s): PM 340, PM 342, PM 343, PM 344, and PM 348.