DNSC 6238: Project Management Organizational Context (1.5), summer elective

The MSPM program will offer Project Management Organizational Context elective in 2017 summer I semester. The course will run from 22 May to 1 July. 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 6238: Project Management Organizational Context (1.5)

This course explores how the context of an organization influences how it uses project management practices.  Context is understood as “the circumstances that form the setting for an event or idea that influence how it is understood and assessed”.  Readings focus on four areas: 1) the definition and classification of organizations, 2) organizational culture, 3) organizational strategy and 4) project management practices that take place during initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing processes.

Prerequisites: None

 Learning Objectives

To provide students with an ability to:

  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)