Integrates significant project-management concepts and tools, ranging from the roles of project managers and team members, software tool analysis, project initiation components, advanced project planning and execution, as well as project monitoring and closing. Additionally, critical skills such as negotiation, problem solving, scheduling, risk analysis and earned value are addressed. The course will have a focus on practical applications, supported by outside readings including academic research, case studies and PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK�), 5th ed. Students undertake a course-long research project based on real-world project-management cases. OP 346 is to be taken in the last six units of project management coursework.