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Government Project and Program Implementation and Management

(3 cr.) - Session(s): Varies, Contact Program Director | Course

This course explores the management of major one-time tasks or implementation of a major program in a government agency. Examines the special managerial tools and studies as well as the challenges that apply to managing one-time or ongoing assignments, particularly where teams are involved. Major construction, implementation of new technology or policy, and redesigning and implementing organizational change are included. This course will use case studies for real world applications.  

Students completing this course will be able to: 

  • Describe the current theories and research on issues around organizational change and innovation
  • Explain major issues and potential difficulties in proposing and advocating for changes in  government policies and programs
  • Describe issues centered around planning, execution and finishing major changes in programs or policies
  • Explain how to employ strategies to address the ubiquitous issue of resistance to change with a reluctant staff and public
  • Describe strategies and difficulties in managing project cost, quality, and delivery
  • Describe assessment strategies and ways to modify programs to adjust to unforeseen issues
  • Describe theories and research about how to engage and lead effective project management teams in your organization and
  • Describe ways to impart project management knowledge, tools, and processes to your colleagues
  • Recognize and mitigate the early seeds of failure in the project life cycle

Contact Information
141 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8593