Metropolitan State University

DSCI 691 : Project Management Leadership and Problem Solving

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
The primary purpose of this course is to introduce students to overall leadership and methods and procedures for solving managerial problems in multiple knowledge management areas of project management. Students will learn the art and science of problem solving by actively participating in solving real-life problems and cases and in the execution and control of projects through simulations. Emphasis is placed on developing the proper attitudes for dealing with complexity and uncertainty. Topics covered include decision making, prediction and forecasting, conflict resolution, scenario planning and strategic problem solving. Applications of appropriate computer software programs will also be emphasized. This course covers many important topics that are included in the Project Management Institute's examinations for certifications like PMP and CAPM. Students who wish to achieve these type of certifications will be facilitated by this course.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/10/2016 - 08/16/2017 08/17/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
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E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
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