Introduction to Project Management

Course Number: 
MGT 550
This course deals with the problems of managing a project, which is defined as a temporary organization of human and non-human resources, within a permanent organization, for the purpose of achieving a specific objective; both operational and conceptual issues will be considered. Operational issues include definition, planning, implementation, control and evaluation of the project. Conceptual issues include project management vs. hierarchical management, matrix organization, project authority, motivation and morale. Cases will be used to illustrate problems in project management and how to resolve them.