DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 Cr., Fall 2017

MSPM is going to offer one, three-credit elective course in Fall 2017 semester. The following course will fulfill either your Decision Science Elective requirement or the general elective requirement.

DNSC 6236 Project Quality Management, 3 credits

DESCRIPTION:  This course is focused on the quality management of projects. It explores current theories and practices regarding quality management as applied to manufacturing and the service industry, the application to project systems, and the application to individual projects. In addition, we will explore the application of project management techniques in implementing a quality improvement initiative within an organization.

PREREQUISITES: No required pre-requisites

PROFESSOR:  Andrew F. Griffith, Ph.D.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Understand the origins and the theoretical basics of quality management as applied to manufacturing and service industries.

2.  Understand and apply quality management practices to project systems including best practices such as benchmarking, continuous improvement, six sigma, and statistical quality control.

3.  Understand and apply quality management practices to individual projects including the development of quality plans during project definition and quality assurance and quality control processes to monitor and control project quality in execution.

4.  Develop a comprehensive quality control / quality assurance plan for projects that supports the project’s quality objectives during execution.