The role of project management in a cross section of applications such as information technology, product development, and construction is emphasized. Topics covered include project types, life cycles, project attribute estimation, and project portfolio evaluation and selection. Management issues related to planning, organization, project manager selection, subcontracting, scheduling, resource allocation, and project monitoring and control are discussed. The Microsoft Project software tool will be introduced for project scheduling and management. Special topics addressed include installation of ERP systems such as SAP, management of virtual project groups at remote sites through network communications, and project implementation of systems in highly advanced and/or disruptive technologies, such as eBusiness. The course includes relevant case studies, student projects, and presentations by invited speakers.