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Introduces the principles and techniques of directing and controlling resources for a fixed-term project established for the accomplishment of specific goals and objectives, including issues pertaining to engineering, construction and large-systems development projects. Topics covered are the manager's responsibility, use of systems analysis, scheduling and control of project operations, planning, executing, budgeting and staffing; the manager's role in leadership, motivation, communication, conflict resolution and time management. Class material will be integrated with the information in the PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), 5th ed. OP 340 is a prerequisite for any required course in the advanced program, as well as for OP 347.