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    Nov 05, 2014

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    Online Start Date
    Dec 17, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Certificate Requirements

    GM 591: STRATEGIC PROJECT MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course covers project management from a strategic perspective. The course emphasizes the life cycle project phases and processes advocated by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and defined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It stresses the planning, executing, and controlling phases of a project life cycle. The course also covers how these phases relate to the initiation and closing phases, and further examines the impact of various project management techniques on schedule, budget, and performance constraints.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    GM 592: PROJECT INITIATION, PLANNING, AND EXECUTION (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of the theories and practices for managing projects in effective organizations. The student will analyze and evaluate strategies, tools, software, and management approaches to effectively complete and evaluate the effectiveness of projects. Topics in this course include: setting project goals and objectives; preparing a project plan; conducting feasibility studies; measurement tools, including the most current and best software tools; strategies for effective human resource allocation; and approaches to gauging the worth of the project deliverables and the effectiveness of the project management process.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    GM 593: PROJECT COST AND SCHEDULE MONITORING AND CONTROLLING (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis of the principles, tools, and techniques for controlling project cost and schedule. The student will use tools, software, and techniques to establish a project baseline and control cost and schedule. Topics in this course include preparing PERT/CPM networks, estimating time and resources, creating the project baseline, controlling the baseline, crashing the network, optimization and heuristics techniques for resource allocation, earned value management, and statistical control tools.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses and GM 592

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

    GM 594: PROJECT RISK, QUALITY, AND PROCUREMENT MONITORING AND CONTROLLING (4 Credits)

    This course provides an integrated approach to risk, quality, and procurement. This course demonstrates how to incorporate quality throughout the project. The student explores use of contract types in managing risk and quality. Topics in this course cover all phases of contracting, including procurement planning, solicitation planning, solicitation, source selection, contract administration, and contract close-out. The student will then explore methods of analyzing make-or-buy decisions, as well as legal and ethical considerations in contracting and procurement. Students will construct an element of their Self-Directed Learning Plan from this course, as well as add materials from the course to their Presentation Portfolio.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all core courses

    Total Certificate Requirements Credits: 16
    Total Program Credits: 16

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