MBA573: Project Controls and Tracking Project Progress

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Course Overview

This course examines human resources, communications, risk management, and procurement activities that are necessary to the successful completion of a project. It emphasizes that controlling and tracking progress is essential to project success. Students will investigate a wide range of related topics including:

  • Staff acquisition and team development
  • Communications planning and information distribution
  • Risk identification and quantification
  • Procurement and contract administration

The course project is a Project Plan: Defining Project Controls and Tracking Progress. Students will add detailed plans and controls for human resources, communications, risk, and procurement to their previous project plan (from MBA572) or to a new project plan of their choice.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Develop a human resource plan that satisfies the staffing requirements of the project.
  • Establish effective communication among project staff members.
  • Evaluate and manage necessary risks associated with the project.
  • Develop efficient procedures for procuring the goods and services needed to support the project.

Course Prerequisites