MBA572: Planning Projects to Manage Outcomes

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Course Overview

This course focuses on defining the shape and size of a project, establishing a project timeline, setting a budget, and ensuring the quality of the resulting product or service. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:

  • Project scope and activity definition
  • Schedule development and resource planning
  • Cost budgeting and control
  • Quality planning and assurance

The course project is a Project Plan: Integrating Product Quality. The plan includes a project charter, scope statement, work breakdown structure, schedule, cost estimates, required staff, and tracking mechanisms for open issues or pending decisions related to the project.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Develop a realistic project timeline.
  • Estimate the costs of the resources needed to complete the project.
  • Establish criteria for periodically evaluating the quality of work in progress.

Course Prerequisites