cross-functional reviews and coordination of operating strategies; ensuring strategic alignment of
business unit objectives with organizational objectives; alignment of business unit tactics, infrastructure,
and processes to strategic imperatives; adapting stakeholder relationships to changing strategic priorities;
and best practices in project management.
Required Reading: Students are required to read all materials available at the site for this
course on http://
Components of Implementation Strategy
• Differentiate corporate strategy from project management.
• Identify the implications of organizational culture on project structure.
• Define the elements of a project.
• Define end-state goals for project implementation.
Best Practices in Strategic Implementation
• Compare and contrast approaches to developing the project network.
• Evaluate the need for free slack in a project.
• Evaluate the components of a risk management process.
Developing the Implementation Plan
• Develop an approach for estimating project time and cost.
• Develop a resource scheduling process.
• Analyze the implementation planning process.
Key Concepts of Project Management
• Evaluate the project control process.
• Explain the need for an integrated information system.
• Identify project management control issues.
Alternative Solutions to Project Management Problems
• Evaluate the need for leadership in project management.
• Assess the challenges of developing high-performance project teams.
• Compare and contrast face-to-face and virtual project teams.
Critical Analysis of Project Management Solutions
• Create a plan to reduce project duration.
• Design a project closure approach.
CLASS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Attendance and Participation
courses emphasizes group interaction to enhance learning. If a student is absent,
benefits received through class involvement are lost, as well as contributions to the Learning Team.