Elective Offered in Fall 2016: DNSC 6290 Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5)

The MSPM program will offer one (1.5 credit) elective in the fall 2016 semester. This elective is available online, and may be applied to the Decision Sciences (DNSC) elective requirement for the program.  Below is a brief description of course offering:

DNSC 6290: Project Management and Organizational Context (1.5 credit)

This course meets during the second half of the Fall semester. The course examines leadership and management practices related to communication that facilitate successful project management. The course considers project communications across various organizational settings and through the five (5) project management process areas. We will focus on strategies and practices related to 1) communication 2) change management, and 3) performance reporting. Course readings focus on best practices in these areas. The culminating course project requires the application of practices learned in the context of an actual project.

Prerequisites: None

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Understand the key terms and concepts used to define and classify organizations
  2. Understand the key terms and concepts used to define organizational culture
  3. Explain how and why organizational context and culture influence project management processes
  4. Apply course concepts to real world situations and cases
  5. Identify strategies for customizing the practice of project management in different organizational contexts

For more information, please contact course instructor:                                                     Dr. Julia Keleher (jbkeleher@email.gwu.edu)

 

 

 

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