Course Descriptions

PM 601 - Project Management Fundamentals (3.0 CR)

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Fundamental concepts of project process, stakeholders and organization environment necessary for successful project management. Team-based term projects will be developed, discussed, and presented. Major project management software will be introduced.

                                                                                                                                                        

PM 602 - Application of Project Management Processes (3.0 CR)

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Application of project management processes from project inception through closeout. Integration of project management processes in all nine Knowledge Areas through use of hands-on, end-to-end project case studies. Demonstrates mastery of project leadership, project requirements definition, stakeholder management, change control, schedule management, risk management, professional responsibility, effective communication and teamwork.

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PM 603 - Project Initiation and Planning (3.0 CR)

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Explore in depth Project Management (PM) Knowledge Areas, tools and techniques, and the necessary considerations when initiating and planning complex projects. Introduce tools, methods and critical issues associated with the initiation and planning of a project management plan. Students will function in teams and will be challenged with preparing and planning projects with real-world relevance.

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PM 604 – Project Executing, Monitoring and Control (3.0 CR)

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Explore in depth Project Management (PM) Knowledge Areas, tools and techniques, and the necessary considerations when in the executing, monitoring and controlling phases of basic and complex projects. Introduce tools, methods and critical issues associated with the execution, monitoring and controlling of a project management plan. Students will function as teams and will be challenged with monitoring and controlling projects with real-world relevance.

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PM 605 – Operational Integration and Project Closure (3.0 CR)

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Explore in depth Project Management (PM) Knowledge Areas, tools and techniques, and the necessary considerations for operational integration and closure processes of complex projects. Introduce tools, methods and critical issues associated with the operation integration and closure processes of completing a project management plan. Students will function in teams and will be challenged with re-prioritizations and re-assignments projects across various industries with real-world relevance.

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PM 610 - Project Scope Management (3.0 CR)

Project methods, tools, and techniques utilized to plan and define scope of work, verify and manage scope, measure project scope against the project plan, and change scope are emphasized. Elements crucial to initiation, selection, and authorization of the project are examined.

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PM 612 - Project Time Management (3.0 CR)

Advanced project time management processes utilized to ensure on-time project completion. Processes include defining project activities, sequencing activities, estimating activity duration, and developing and controlling the project schedule. Project scheduling software will be utilized in these processes.

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PM 614 - Project Cost Management (3.0 CR)

Advanced cost management process and procedures utilized to ensure project completion is within budget. Cost estimating, WBS, scheduling, resource planning, accounting interface, cost budgeting, cost and schedule integration, and cost control are examined.

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PM 616 - Project Quality Management (3.0 CR)

Examination and implementation of contemporary team-based quality leadership. Major emphasis will be placed on understanding the philosophy and metrics for building and maintaining team-based continuous quality improvement. Special focus will be placed on developing an organizational climate for continuous quality leadership in public, non-profit, and private sector service-based enterprises.

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PM 620 - Project Human Resource Management (3.0 CR)

Covers the processes required to make effective use of people involved with the project. This forum- or discussion-style course is intended to open students to the wide variety of subject matter that will ultimately form the basis of their personal tool kit. Topics will include leadership, team leadership, delegating, motivation, performance measurement and reward systems, innovation and creativity, communications, and management systems.

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PM 622 - Project Communications Management (3.0 CR)

Advanced communication processes and techniques used to successfully manage the project on time, within budget, and to the satisfaction of the customer. Includes compilation, distribution, storage, and disposing of project information.

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PM 624 - Project Risk Management (3.0 CR)

Examines methods and processes of planning for, identifying, assessing, monitoring, and responding to project risk. Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis procedures, including decision free analysis, risk simulation, risk ranking, and risk responding techniques.

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PM 626 - Project Procurement Management (3.0 CR)

Procurement management processes for project planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract closeout are presented.

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PM 650 - Information Technology Project Management (3.0 CR)

Advanced evaluation, selection, application, and assessment of Information Technology Project Management approaches, methodologies, processes, and measurements and control techniques to improve the strategic and operational performance of IT projects in organizations and enterprises.

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PM 651 - Advanced Construction Project Management (3.0 CR)

Advanced application of project management principles and processes used in the strategic selection, planning and management of construction and development projects from concept through operation. Identification, selection and application of field engineering systems and procedures to effectively meet construction project objectives.

Please note that this elective course can replace another PM course, with the exception of:

- PM 601(Fundamentals of Project Management)
- PM 685 (Project Management Case Study and Research)

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PM 686A - Capstone Project: Initiating and Planning (3.0 CR)

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Initiating, planning and research component of a sponsored, student-selected and faculty-approved capstone project undertaken to research and/or contribute new concepts, tools and capabilities to address relevant project management challenges. Demonstrates mastery of project management principles, processes, tools/techniques and cumulative knowledge gained from prior coursework as specifically applied to project initiating and planning processes.

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PM 686B - Capstone Project: Executing, Controlling and Closing (3.0 CR)

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Executing, controlling and closing component of a sponsored, student-selected and faculty-approved capstone project undertaken to research and/or contribute new concepts, tools and capabilities to address relevant project management challenges. Course results will demonstrate mastery of project management principles, processes, and tools/techniques and cumulative knowledge gained from prior coursework as specifically applied to project executing, controlling, and closing processes*.

This is the completion of the Final Capstone Project and Presentation for the MSPM program.

*Wording correction on 7/9/12, post UAA catalog publication.

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PM 694B - Supply Chain Project Management (3.0 CR)

This course is designed to introduce students to Supply Chain Management and how efficient and effective practices can aid in the success of Project Management.  The course will introduce the logic behind this integration and discuss how organizations have gained a sustainable competitive advantage, reduced costs and achieved superior customer satisfaction by implementing programs of Total Supply Chain Logistics Management into their projects. The course will also look at the critical role information technology plays in achieving this success. The customer service role of the logistics function will be examined from the perspectives of both the organization and the Project Managers.

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PM 694D - Advanced Project Controls (3.0 CR)

This course will cover the process group of management and control as outlined in PMBOK and  will cover the planning process group.

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