Course Schedule for Summer 2019


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MPPM-735-10

Agile PM Fundamentals

The course provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management Fundamentals. The course not only teaches students how to manage projects with an adaptive approach, but also allows students to understand the differences and similarities between agile and traditional project management. Throughout the course, students acquire the essential knowledge on agile values, principles, practices, tools, and benefits of applying a lean-agile approach to Project Management. The course also provides students with the tools necessary to select an adequate approach to project management while considering degree of uncertainty and complexity. Through simulations and demonstrations of agile concepts, students gain experiential learning and acquire essential Agile PM skills to operate in an agile setting. By the end of the course, students can apply insights on how to blend linear, incremental, and iterative approaches in a traditional, agile, or hybrid environment.

  • Course #: MPPM-735-10
  • CRN: 17031
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Sone, S.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPPM-900-201

Capstone

The Capstone course is to be completed in the final term of the program and provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantial piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to present their work to industry professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful project management careers after they graduate from the program.

  • Course #: MPPM-900-201
  • CRN: 15924
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: DelGrosso, S.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPPM-900-40

Capstone

The Capstone course is to be completed in the final term of the program and provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the program by producing a substantial piece of work under the tutelage of an industry advisor and program faculty. Projects are aligned with students’ chosen areas of interest. Students have the opportunity to present their work to industry professionals for review and feedback. Each student receives assistance in devising a strategy to support the topic of interest, consistent with the course goals, by semester’s end. Classroom assignments and lectures also focus on preparing students for successful project management careers after they graduate from the program.

Note: This course requires an additional 180 minutes of instruction.

  • Course #: MPPM-900-40
  • CRN: 16618
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Michael Fanning
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 18, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPPM-600-201

Comm & Collab for Managers

This course teaches students the essential communication skills utilized by successful managers, including negotiation, persuasion and influencing, and presentation skills. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating leadership skills and applying proven techniques in leading teams; applying communication best practices in projects; and evaluating communication needs for different motivational approaches by leveraging the Strength Development Inventory for both the “normal behavior” and “conflict mode” of individuals. By the end of the course, students are able to identify and resolve conflicts by practicing different conflict resolution approaches. This course also includes an examination of the individual motivators that aid students in effectively negotiating and influencing discussions with others.

  • Course #: MPPM-600-201
  • CRN: 15536
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Finn, S.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPPM-500-101

Ethics

The Ethics course is the flagship course in all Georgetown-SCS MPS programs, taken at the beginning of the program. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities of all project management professionals to themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of ethics versus compliance and their interdependencies. In the third part of the course, students are introduced to an ethical decision-making framework and applied ethical issues.

  • Course #: MPPM-500-101
  • CRN: 17029
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Mathews, L.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPPM-500-20   Canceled

Ethics

The Ethics course is the flagship course in all Georgetown-SCS MPS programs, taken at the beginning of the program. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities of all project management professionals to themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of ethics versus compliance and their interdependencies. In the third part of the course, students are introduced to an ethical decision-making framework and applied ethical issues.

  • Course #: MPPM-500-20
  • CRN: 17114
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: TBD
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPPM-520-10

Project Mgmt Fundamental

This course provides an overview of the project management lifecycle and associated processes. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental project management concepts and learn how to develop a project charter, components of a project management plan, a work breakdown structure (WBS), and a risk management plan. Assignments include the creation of a communications management plan, a realistic schedule, a change management plan, and an on-the-job action plan. Participants learn what is required to monitor and report project statuses, as well as how to successfully close out a project and capture the value of lessons learned. Note: Students who have a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in good standing have the option to waive the Project Management Fundamental course. Approved students will instead complete a three-credit elective course.

  • Course #: MPPM-520-10
  • CRN: 16046
  • Format: On-campus
  • Instructor: Spead, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019
  • Class Meetings:

MPPM-520-201

Project Mgmt Fundamental

This course provides an overview of the project management lifecycle and associated processes. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental project management concepts and learn how to develop a project charter, components of a project management plan, a work breakdown structure (WBS), and a risk management plan. Assignments include the creation of a communications management plan, a realistic schedule, a change management plan, and an on-the-job action plan. Participants learn what is required to monitor and report project statuses, as well as how to successfully close out a project and capture the value of lessons learned. Note: Students who have a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in good standing have the option to waive the Project Management Fundamental course. Approved students will instead complete a three-credit elective course.

  • Course #: MPPM-520-201
  • CRN: 17090
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Stanton, T.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2019

MPPM-620-101

Project Planning

This course provides an in-depth look at project planning by defining what effective project planning consists of, including setting out the project roadmap and creating the following plans: project plan, resource plan, financial plan, quality plan, acceptance plan, risk management plan, and communications plan. Students learn how to construct a detailed project plan while examining case studies that teach them the essentials of project planning—including that successful project planning must be detailed and organized, and requires full team participation. In applications, plans and priorities always change with the evolving business environment, so students also learn the importance of adaptability in project planning.

  • Course #: MPPM-620-101
  • CRN: 16606
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Lepore, D.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019

MPPM-730-101

Project Risk Management

Risk management is the structured, disciplined approach to dealing with unknown events and how they can affect project performance. This course includes a review of the basic components of risk: the probability of an event and the consequences of the event. The core elements of probability theory are reviewed, as are the basic components of estimation theory. Risk management is assessed from its basic steps: risk identification, risk impact analysis, risk response planning, risk monitoring and control, and recovery. Risk modeling, using Monte Carlo simulation, is fully discussed. Throughout the course, students study case studies that illustrate how risk management is successfully used in a variety of fields. Project management applications are reviewed to show how risk management improves project performance, as measured by reduced cost overruns and schedule delays, as well as how quality and safety issues can be improved by applying risk management techniques. Coursework aligns with the Project Management Institute’s Practice Standard for Project Risk Management.

  • Course #: MPPM-730-101
  • CRN: 17030
  • Format: Online
  • Instructor: Moschoglou, G.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2019