Summer 2016 Electives

The MSPM program will offer two 1.5 credit hour electives in summer 2016: DNSC 6290 Project Governance and DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies. Short summaries of each course are provided below. Please contact the respective professors for more detailed information on the courses. The Decision Sciences Department offers additional courses focused on business analytics. These course may be applied to the DNSC elective or general elective requirements for the MSPM degree. See the Schedule of Classes for details. The schedule is subject to change.

DNSC 6290 Project Governance (1.5 credit hours), Dr. Sam Ghosh (sghosh12@gwu.edu), Campus and Online Sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16


An overview of project governance: models, practices and case studies. It is designed to augment the basics of project management courses with information pertinent to the governance, limitations and recommendations for practice.

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Course Objectives

1)     To understand difference between project management and project governance

2)     To understand different strategies and framework for project governance

3)     To understand different modules involved in the governance process

4)     To provide fundamental information for the PM as a “what to expect” road map to project governance

 

 

Assignments

Assignments will include an exam, short paper, and a project.

 

DNSC 6290 Project Management Methodologies (1.5 credit hours), Dr. Homayoun Khamooshi (hkh@gwu.edu), Campus and Online Sections, 5/16/16-6/25/16

An overview of PMI’s PMBOK is presented and explained using the systemic process adopted in the PMBOK. The course also covers the Agile project management approach as a flexible and dynamic methodology suitable for a particular class of projects. The course will also cover PRINCE II, which is a well structured project management methodology, and is introduced and compared against Agile and PMI’s PMBOK.

 

Prerequisites

None

 

Course Objectives

1)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure and content of the PMI PMBOK.

2)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure, processes and content of Agile project management.

3)     Develop knowledge and skills about the structure, processes and content of PRINCE II.

4)     Develop skills and learn how a project management methodology could be tailored to the needs of a project using project management skills and expertise.

5)     Enhance understanding of the relationships between these approaches and systems thinking.

6)      Develop skills to conduct comparative analysis of different project management methodologies.

 

Assignments

Assignments will include an exam and a case study.

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