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PROJ 6301   (3-3-0)   Project Overview, Strategic Process, and Project Initiation
This course consists of an introduction to the project management process, including project initiation, ongoing management, and completion. The objective of this course is to provide an overall perspective of the project, including human capital, interpersonal relationships, financial, conflict strategies, and the development of an up-front initiation plan. The learners complete a project initiation plan during this course of study.   Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: None.


PROJ 6302   (3-3-0)   Project Planning
This course consists of the project planning process and includes an in-depth study of all related aspects to the successful completion of a process. In this course the learners will develop an understanding of the quality process, scope definition, negotiation, communication, and other aspects of the project plan. The learners will complete a project plan during this course of study.   Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: PROJ 6301.


PROJ 6303   (3-3-0)   Project Execution and Closeout
This course integrates the execution planning aspects with the actual execution activities of a project. Included is quantitative decision making techniques, quality measurements, balanced scorecard, power and politics, and how to create a plan for project success. The learners also discuss conflict and change management as they impact project success; further, the use of rewards and recognition initiatives is considered. The learners complete a plan for the launch of a new project, strategies for maximizing unit performance during the project, and a closeout plan for the project. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.  Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: PROJ 6301.


PROJ 6304   (3-3-0)   Advanced Project Management Strategy and Simulation
Advanced approaches and methods for managing projects will be studied during this course of study. Maturity models, enterprise project management, and a comprehensive study of all 5 phases of the project management process will be completed. The learners complete a comprehensive project plan of a proposed project during this phase of the learning. Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.   Fall, Spring, Summer, Online.
Prerequisite: PROJ 6301.


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