Leadership and Advanced Project Management
Learning Objective:By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of their personal values, attitudes, and communication skills in developing the leader-manager within.
- Understand that modern leadership is . Taking people from where they are to where they have never been and that "Leaders build leaders".
- Work within a team atmosphere and understand the conflict management.
- Develop their planning skills with specific focus on the story boarding & resource leveling techniques.
- Understand the importance and impact that marketing and relationship development can have on the individual construction company's success and survival.
- Expand their financial and cash management skills, including real estate development.
- Develop business plans for an emerging engineering or construction business.
The course will focus on the first (10) years of the student's professional career. It will introduce concepts relating to; 1) development of the leader-manager, 2) advanced project management techniques that will assist the student towards success in the construction industry, and 3) Developing a business plan on starting a small engineering or construction company.
Applied / Theory:
Homework:The case studies and supplementary materials play a major role in the presentation of the course. Students will be required to study these materials by completing the specified readings prior to a particular session.
Assignments that are submitted after the due date but by noon the following day will receive a penalty of 30%. From that point, assignments received up to one class session late will receive a penalty of 40%, and thereafter a 100% penalty. All assignments must be submitted in order to avoid receiving a letter grade. It is each student's responsibility to deliver any late assignments to the instructor or the teaching assistant.
Exams:There will be one final exam, and a business plan.
Textbooks:Harvard Case Studies
- Individual case studies will be distributed throughout the semester.
- This book will be distributed at the first-class session.
- You can download this book from paulakers.net
- You can purchase this book through Amazon, IBJ Publishing, the Purdue Bookstores, or there will be copies for sale at the first-class session.