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Project Management is the application of the tools and techniques that are necessary to complete specific goals and objectives. In this course the students focus on project management in a manufacturing context. All aspects of the project management function are introduced with emphasis on the importance of business communication skills, project definition, project scope management, cost justification, wok breakdown structure, managing the project, team-building, project management processes and tools, and the role of the project manager. The business, technology and relational aspects of managing and delivering projects to meet client needs will be interwoven themes throughout the course.The learners will have hands-on exposure to project management software (MS Project 2007). Using the software, they will create and develop project plans, schedule tasks, assign resources, determine the critical path, evaluate and adjust schedules, and prepare progress reports.