University of Southern California
Marshall School of Business
IOM 455 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Professor Murat Bayiz
Bridge Hall 400C
213- 740 5618
Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 am
Managing projects is increasingly becoming a critical activity for many companies. This trend is getting
stronger as businesses move to the contractor-subcontractor mode and project-based (vs. position based)
work is on the rise. This course is designed to help students learn tools and skills needed in project
management. It emphasizes applications of such tools and skills in projects from various industries and
challenges faced in complex projects with uncertainties.
This course begins with organizational issues in project management and focuses on skills and roles of
project leaders and structure of project teams. Then the course moves on to more technical areas and covers
project integration, scope, time, and cost management. It will also cover project resource, risk, and
procurement management. It will be finalized with controlling, monitoring and terminating projects.
Throughout the course students will learn how to use MS Project, Monte Carlo simulation for project risk
management, and spreadsheet models for various optimization problems within the project management
Project Management Practice 4th Edition by Mantel, Meredith, Shafer and Sutton with 2 CDs. Wiley.
Critical Chain by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, The North River Press.
Course reader containing cases, which can be purchased online from Harvard Business Online. To
purchase the cases, you need to go to http://cb.hbsp.harvard.edu/cb/access/11690478 and register / sign in.
The website will allow you to purchase the cases for $3.95 each using your credit card. There are two
cases in this online reader, other cases will be...