59-559 Advanced Project Management

This is an advanced course in project management that discusses in more detail several aspects of project management. This course considers how to deal with a variety of stakeholders and ways to consider optimizing stakeholder involvement. How, and why, various social roles are needed on projects. The formation and expectations of differing kinds of teams are covered in order to set up management expectations about results. Change to the organization as a result of a technological innovation is reviewed, and a detail analysis of a case study covered. Also considered are surfacing assumptions about the change process and correctly identifying them. Students will use a parametric analysis to construct an overall approach to a project. The results of a project need to be integrated within existing environments. Issues dealing with change management, power, and the social roles of innovations are addressed. Team formation and various kinds of teams are reviewed considering the context within which they must perform.




59-557 Project Management.