God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And the wisdom to know the difference. (Serenity Prayer, Reinhold Niebuhr)

SCM 404 Project Management

This course will teach students the art and science of effective project management – how to get things done in organizations. Student will learn and apply behavioral and managerial approaches to plan and execute effective projects. The content for the class will be guided by the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) body of knowledge. Advanced topics such as critical chain project management will also be studied. A large part of the course will include a student-led project where they apply the materials from the course.


Introduction to Project Management

Defining the Project

Estimating Project Times and Costs

Developing a Project Plan

Project Management Software

Managing Risk

Organization Strategy & Project Selection

Organizational Structures and Cultures with Projects

Reducing Project Duration

Leadership: Being an Effective Project Manager

Managing Project Teams

Progress & Performance Measurement

Project Audit, Closure & Maturity Models