2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
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2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BUS 380 Project Management - Feasibility and Life Cycle (5 credits)

Prerequisite At least a junior standing in a baccalaureate program.

Course Description
Today’s businesses are increasingly project-based in their operations. This course orients students to a project management life-cycle framework. It helps students understand the importance of coordinating the planning, management, organization, and communication of assets to meet organizational goals.

Student Outcomes
1. Explain the fundamentals of project management within a systems framework.
2. Apply project management fundamentals to project-related activities such as selecting projects, prioritizing tasks, managing budgets, managing teams, planning and allocating resources, and resolving project issues quickly.
3. Explain the role of strategic leadership and decision-making in the success of project management.
4. Analyze types of decisions a project manager typically makes and how these affect cross-functional teams.
5. Analyze effective project manager characteristics with special attention to diverse teams, groups, and stakeholders and evaluate how these impact project performance.
6. Apply leadership, strategic business management, and project management tools to a real-world project.
7. Create a budget for a project and provide a schedule for the project phases.
8. Create a project-management evaluation rubric to assess project outcomes and improve future processes.

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