The success of your project depends on your
ability to use time, money, and human resources effectively. Your challenge is to work
with others to bring a variety of disciplines and skills together to achieve an
articulated goal. In all kinds of organizational settings - from construction sites to
biotechnology labs - professionals at every level are facing such challenges daily.
Nineveh Business School center recognizes the increasing
complexity of tasks managers face as organizations reorganize to meet the challenges of
the new century. In response to the growing demand for managers who are professionally
trained in project management, we have developed a certificate program that provides you
with a thorough background in the theories of project management and the practical
experience you need to apply what you have learned on the job.
This program provides the tools for full
scope project management from conception to completion, including cost control, optimizing
human resources, management information systems, project performance, and reviewuation.
Ideal for business analysts, development executives, and project management professionals.
The curriculum for this certificate
consists of the Foundation Module (6 required courses listed below) and the Advanced
Module of specific Case Studies All coursework must be completed within 18 months
(including up to 12 months for Module 1).
MG001 Principles of Management
PM005 Human Factors and Team Dynamics for
PM001 Project Management Basics
PM002 Project Planning and Control
PM003 Project Risk Management
PM004 Quality Management
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
This course introduces students to the
theory and practice of management with emphasis on individual and small group behavior,
the design and structure of organizations, the relationship between the organization and
its environment, and the statistical and quantitative skills used in the examination of
management processes. This course also covers interpersonal communications, ethics, and
Prerequisite: No previous study of
management theory is assumed.
Unit 1: Introduction: The Challenge of
Management. Pioneering Ideas in Management.
Unit 2: Introduction: Social Responsibility
and Ethics in Management.
Unit 3: Planning and Decision Making: Establishing Organizational Goals and Plans.
Unit 4: Planning and Decision Making:
Managing Innovation and Change. Managerial Decision Making.
Unit 5: Organizing: Basic Elements of Organizational Structure. Strategic Organization
Unit 6: Organizing: Human Resources
Unit 7: Leading: Motivation and Leadership.
Unit 8: Leading: Managerial Communication. Managing Groups.
Unit 9: Controlling: Controlling the
Organization. Managerial Control Methods.
Unit 10: Controlling: Operations
Management. Information Systems for Management.
Unit 11: Across All Functions:
International Management. Entrepreneurship and Small Business.
HUMAN FACTORS AND TEAM DYNAMICS
The hardest part of quality management to
understand and apply is the most critical part: the creation, nurturing, and sustaining of
an organizational climate based on the principles and practices of quality. Without this
requisite, teamwork, employee empowerment, and continuous improvement degenerate into
buzzwords that increase employee cynicism and decrease responsiveness to organizational
Unless people learn how to formulate and
maintain good working relationships, no management or team problem-solving technique,
blueprint, or plan can effect real improvement in an organization's quality and business
results. In this course you learn the "soft" or human skills necessary to
promote and support Total Quality in your organization. The instructor begins with an
exploration of individual style in managing, working alone, and working in teams. The
instructor then examines the roles of managers, teams, and individuals along with
approaches to conflict resolution, team building, and using teams for continuous
Companies that have been successful in
implementing TQM have instilled a certain set of values and beliefs in their operating
cultures. The course details these elements and discusses the benefits to companies that
adopt them. Wherever your organization is in its efforts to improve customer satisfaction
and competitiveness, this course provides line and staff managers with useful information
and techniques they can take back to work and apply. Supervised final examination.
Prerequisite: No previous study of
marketing and its components is assumed.
Unit 1: Human Factors for Quality
Management: Introduction and Procedures
Unit 2: Basics of Team Dinamics for Quality Management
Unit 3: Learning about Style
Unit 4: Teams and Continuous Improvement Midterm
Unit 5: Motivation and Style
Unit 6: Conflict Management
Unit 7: Summary and Presentations
PROJECT MANAGEMENT BASICS
Proper management plays a crucial role in
the efficient execution and completion of projects. In this introductory course,
discussion of the characteristics and evolution of a project leads to a step-by-step
explanation of the project management process and a review of the difference between
theory and practice. The process described is applicable to programs and projects in a
variaty of businesses and in the organization of complex tasks for firms of professionals.
Emphasis is on quantitative tools such as
networking, PERT/CPM, barcharting, manpower loading, computerized scheduling, and resource
allocation. Discussion includes the environment in which project managers work and its
organizational structures: functional, project, and matrix organizations. Case studies and
problem solving provide insight into practical applications of project management
Unit 1. Introduction to Project Management
Unit 2. Project Definition
Unit 3. Planning Work Breakdown Structures
Unit 4. Planning Continued - Assigning Resources
Unit 5. Planning Continued - Precedence
Unit 6. Planning Continued - Project Scheduling
Unit 7. Planning Continued - Resource Availability
Unit 8. Monitoring and Control - Project Budget and Risk Management
Unit 9. Monitoring and Control
Unit 10. Project Close
Unit 12: Ethical Issues in Sales and sales
Management. Sales Promotion.
Unit 13: Summary and General Overview.
PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL
A successful project manager relies on an
effective management plan to complete a project satisfactorily. The plan provides a
baseline for monitoring projects, identifying variances,and taking timely corrective
action to mitigate the impact of problems. This course can help practising and future
project managers plan and meet project goals.
This course provides an overview of
advanced concepts and techniques associated with project management. You explore in
greater detail the tools and techniques presented in Project Management Basics. It covers
developing the plan from the initial idea through stakeholder analysis, the conceptual
phase, and the final, completed project plan. It also covers the implementation stages,
controlling and managing costs, management information systems, project performance, and
The course is organized into five main
Section I. Course Introduction
Section II. Organizations and Cultures
Section III. Management Functions
Section IV. Project Planning
Section V. Project Control
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
How are projects concieved and analyzed for
feasibility and profitability? In this course for business analysts, development
executives, and project management professionals, you learn how to come up with a good
project idea, how to determine whether the idea is worth pursuing, and how to persuade
your client or manager to accept your project. The concepts of innovation management,
strategic market analysis, feasibility analysis, estimation, preliminary project planning
and return on investment, risk analysis, decision trees, and project proposals are covered
In addition to helping you understand the
concepts and the requisite tools and techniques for project analysis, the course explores
how to work with others to obtain reliable and accurate data. By the end of the course,
you will have completed a thorough analysis of a project of your own choosing, which may
be an actual project developed in your current position.
Unit 1. Introduction to Project Risk Management
Unit 2. Risk Identification
Unit 3. Risk Quantifacation - Basics of Probability and Statistics
Unit 4. Risk Quantification - Decision Analysis
Unit 5. Risk Quantification - Probability Distributions
Unit 6. Risk Quantification - Monte Carlo Simulation
Unit 7. Risk Response Development
Unit 8. Risk Response Control
Unit 9. Special Topic in Risk Management: Procurement Risks and Summary
The statements "total quality" (TQ) and "total quality
management" (TQM) are becoming an important part of the business vocabulary as U.S.
service and manufacturing industries strive to meet the pressures of global competition.
TQM has been defined as "the continuous improvement of business processes to satisfy
and exceed customers' requirements and expectations."
Working with case studies and real-world
applications, this course provides a comprehensive foundation for understanding tqm - what
it is and how to implement it throughout your organization or the organization you choose
to study. The strategies of TQM experts are covered, along with key elements of a TQ plan.
Topics include implementation, organizational development, group communication, human
resources, group dynamics, and analytical tools.
Unit 1. What is TQM?
Unit 2. TQM and Management
Unit 3. Organizational Development
Unit 4. Communication
Unit 5. Human Resources
Unit 6. Group Dynamics
Unit 7. Tools and Techniques
Unit 8. Data Analysis