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Spring 2021  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (54151)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits (3 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Second Half of Term
 
03/09/2021 - 05/03/2021
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (10 of 25 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Notes:
Class will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Spring 2021 during the scheduled time. http://classinfo.umn.edu/?lars0021+PA5137+Spring2021
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54151/1213

Spring 2020  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (57574)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
02/27/2020 - 03/05/2020
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
 
03/26/2020
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
 
04/02/2020 - 04/23/2020
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 30
Enrollment Status:
Open (16 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5137+Spring2020
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/57574/1203

Spring 2019  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (58244)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/22/2019 - 03/11/2019
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Enrollment Status:
Open (25 of 28 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?johns003+PA5137+Spring2019
Class Description:
This course examines leadership roles and project management concepts for efforts that are intended to implement public policy or that have a significant impact on the public. Like their private sector counterparts, government and non-profit organizations are responding to rapid changes and increased demands by organizing more and more of their work as project work. A project is a unique set of activities that has a beginning and end. Projects require different management approaches than those used for ongoing operations. The tools of project management for public sector initiatives traditionally have been used for public works engineering. Today, the use of project management is valuable for any public policy field.

The course explores how project management leadership and tools--including project scoping, planning, scheduling, launching, and monitoring--can contribute to project success, particularly when unanticipated developments occur. It examines the organizational context in which a project manager must navigate, discussing the impacts of authority, power, and culture on managing a project team and working with clients. The course also considers the unique challenges a project leader faces in projects that are highly visible, such as changing stakeholder expectations, involvement of political leaders, conflicts with sponsors and the public, and media coverage. It introduces the emerging concepts of "agile" and "extreme" project management for dealing with situations of complexity and uncertainty.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most Humphrey graduates will be involved in leading projects, regardless of their field of study. Students interested in preparing for this role, which is often a stepping stone to higher leadership roles, should consider taking this class. Since this class uses a hybrid model, students must take responsibility for completing their on-line work in a timely way in preparation for the Thursday class each week (see class format below).
Learning Objectives:
1) Understand, describe, and apply the concepts and tools of project management.
2) Summarize and recommend leadership strategies for a project manager, especially in dealing with conflicts, unanticipated events, political and public visibility, and project crises.
3) Enhance and use communication and team skills for working with and leading professionals on project teams.
4) Demonstrate use of project management software.
Grading:
Grades will be determined based on the performance of the following:

30% On-line quizzes and assignments
10% MS Project software analysis
30% A review and application paper
30% A group project to plan and schedule a fictitious public policy project.
Exam Format:
There is no mid-term or final exam
Class Format:
This course uses a hybrid model, where learning occurs both on-line and in class. Instead of meeting face-to-face on Tuesday, students will learn by watching video lectures, participating in on-line discussion forums, taking on-line quizzes, and completing assignments in preparation for the Thursday class. The Thursday class will meet in person, in which students will interact with the instructor and their peers in discussions, class exercises, synthesis activities, and group project work.
Workload:
1) One or two academic articles each week, approximately 10 pages each
2) One or two video lectures each week, approximately 10-15 minutes each
2) Online self-check quiz each week--three multiple choice questions covering video lectures
3) Group project - in class and out of class
4) Preparation of journal review and MS Project analyses
5) Preparation of review and application paper
In addition, chapters from the Robert Wysocki text are recommended for reading each week to provide more in-depth learning
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58244/1193
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/johns003_PA5137_Spring2019.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 December 2018

Spring 2018  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (54938)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
1.5 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Partially Online
Times and Locations:
First Half of Term
 
01/16/2018 - 03/05/2018
Thu 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 184
Enrollment Status:
Open (23 of 24 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Project management and leadership strategies for implementing public policy, including new or revised government programs, public works, and regulations. Use of project management concepts, principles, and tools, including project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, monitoring, staffing, and managing project teams. Application of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty, including those due to the scrutiny and expectations of elected officials, the media, citizens, and other stakeholders.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?johns003+PA5137+Spring2018
Class Description:
This course examines leadership roles and project management concepts for efforts that are intended to implement public policy or that have a significant impact on the public. Like their private sector counterparts, government and non-profit organizations are responding to rapid changes and increased demands by organizing more and more of their work as project work. A project is a unique set of activities that has a beginning and end. Projects require different management approaches than those used for ongoing operations. The tools of project management for public sector initiatives traditionally have been used for public works engineering. Today, the use of project management is valuable for any public policy field.

The course explores how project management leadership and tools--including project scoping, planning, scheduling, launching, and monitoring--can contribute to project success, particularly when unanticipated developments occur. It examines the organizational context in which a project manager must navigate, discussing the impacts of authority, power, and culture on managing a project team and working with clients. The course also considers the unique challenges a project leader faces in projects that are highly visible, such as changing stakeholder expectations, involvement of political leaders, conflicts with sponsors and the public, and media coverage. It introduces the emerging concepts of "agile" and "extreme" project management for dealing with situations of complexity and uncertainty.
Who Should Take This Class?:
Most Humphrey graduates will be involved in leading projects, regardless of their field of study. Students interested in preparing for this role, which is often a stepping stone to higher leadership roles, should consider taking this class. Since this class uses a hybrid model, students must take responsibility for completing their on-line work in a timely way in preparation for the Thursday class each week (see class format below).
Learning Objectives:
1) Understand, describe, and apply the concepts and tools of project management.
2) Summarize and recommend leadership strategies for a project manager, especially in dealing with conflicts, unanticipated events, political and public visibility, and project crises.
3) Enhance and use communication and team skills for working with and leading professionals on project teams.
4) Demonstrate use of project management software.
Grading:
Grades will be determined based on the performance of the following:

30% On-line quizzes and assignments
10% Journal article reviews
30% A review and application paper
30% A group project to plan and schedule a fictitious public policy project.
Exam Format:
There is no mid-term or final exam
Class Format:
This course uses a hybrid model, where learning occurs both on-line and in class. Instead of meeting face-to-face on Tuesday, students will learn by watching video lectures, participating in on-line discussion forums, taking on-line quizzes, and completing assignments in preparation for the Thursday class. The Thursday class will meet in person, in which students will interact with the instructor and their peers in discussions, class exercises, synthesis activities, and group project work.
Workload:
1) Approximately 50 pages of reading per week
2) Online quizzes and assignments
3) Group project - in class and out of class
4) Preparation of paper and reviews
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54938/1183
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/johns003_PA5137_Spring2018.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
2 November 2017

Spring 2017  |  PA 5137 Section 001: Project Management in the Public Arena (67842)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option No Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Mon 06:00PM - 08:45PM
UMTC, West Bank
Hubert H Humphrey Center 20
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Leadership roles and project management concepts and tools in public policy. Organizational and navigational challenges in government and non-profit projects. Impact of projects on the public. Project planning, scheduling (using critical path method software), budgeting, controlling, staffing, and managing project teams. Case Studies.
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?johns003+PA5137+Spring2017
Class Description:
Course topics: Project definition, scoping, planning, scheduling, cost estimation, and monitoring. Managing project teams, understanding organizational cultures, and dealing with conflict. Project leadership roles and challenges in highly visible projects. Managing politics, the media, and stakeholder expectations; dealing with project crises. Agile and extreme project management.

This course examines leadership roles and project management approaches for organizational efforts that are intended to implement public policy or that have a significant impact on the public. Government and non-profit organizations--like their private sector counterparts--are responding to a rapidly changing economy and society and increasing demands by organizing more and more of their work as project work, i.e. work consisting of unique sets of activities that each have a beginning and end. The tools of project management for public sector initiatives traditionally have been used for engineering work. Today, project leadership and management approaches are valuable for any public policy field, whether they are applied to the implementation of new social services policies, pilot education programs, environmental regulations, or changes in health policy.

The course explores how leadership roles and project management concepts and tools can be used in successful implementation, including project planning, scheduling (using the critical path method), budgeting, controlling, staffing, managing project teams, and using the emerging concepts of "agile" and "extreme" project management in situations of complexity and uncertainty. It examines the organizational context in which a project manager must navigate, discussing the impacts of authority, power, and culture on project success or failure, particularly when unanticipated developments occur. The course also considers the unique challenges a project leader faces in highly visible public projects, in which elected officials have demanding and sometimes conflicting expectations; frequent media coverage places the project leader in a fishbowl; and public sector funds are subject to cuts by political and government leaders and to oversight by auditors.
Grading:
Grades will be determined on the basis of learning contracts. Individual assignments include journal reviews, preparation of a project proposal, writing of a major (12 pages) or minor (5 pages) paper, and an oral presentation. Group projects include one on scoping, planning, and scheduling, and one on dealing with distressed projects.

A specified minimum amount of work is expected of all students to achieve a grade of C, including a mid-term exam. A grade of B requires a project proposal and a minor paper. A grade of A requires a major paper instead of a minor paper and an oral presentation. Each student will submit a written statement of the contract they are working to fulfill.

Final grades are based on a combination of quantity and quality of work. Quality is more important. All work must meet the standards of acceptable performance. Work that does not meet the minimum criteria will be returned for revision.
Exam Format:
Open book midterm exam of questions and problem-solving based on class assignments.
Class Format:
Short lectures, discussions, and group work
Workload:
Approximately 50 pages of reading per week
Group projects - in class and out of class
Preparation of papers and reviews
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67842/1173
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/johns003_PA5137_Spring2017.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
21 February 2017

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