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SCL Course: Supply Chain Project Management Fundamentals

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Supply Chain Management projects can span a wide range of project types including supply chain strategy, network analysis, facility design build, supply chain technology selection and implementation, and continuous process improvement initiatives. This course provides an overview of project management methodologies as applied in the supply chain environment. Class discussion and projects provide an understanding of how fundamental project management approaches and industry best practices can be used to effectively manage the complexities. Supply chain projects typically require managing resources, stakeholder alignment, risk management, customer impact, and effective communication across many internal and external business partners

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for supply-chain projects.
  • Identify the critical path for a project from its network diagram.
  • Be able to form and deploy a supply-chain project team.
  • Understand how to assess, manage, and mitigate project risk.
  • Become familiar with tools and techniques to manage and communicate with stakeholders.
  • Properly monitor, control, and close the project.

WHAT IS COVERED

  • The impact of supply-chain projects
  • Leading project methodologies
  • Terminology and frameworks consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Project requirements and expectations
  • Best practices from active project managers

OVERVIEW OF LEADING PROJECT MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGIES & CERTIFICATIONS

TYPES OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS – PROCESS/FUNCTIONAL IMPACTS

PMBOK KNOWLEDGE AREAS IN CONTEXT OF SUPPLY CHAIN PROJECTS

  • Estimating cost, duration, and resources
  • Resource management and developing dependency diagrams
  • Traditional phases of a supply chain project
  • Developing the work breakdown structure for supply chain projects
  • Defining, assessing, and mitigating risk
  • Monitoring and controlling the project plan
  • Closing the project

THE USE OF SOFTWARE TO SUPPORT PROJECT MANAGEMENT

COURSE PREREQUISITES

None.

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

For those interested in earning the Supply Chain Project Management Certificate, this course is the first of the four-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses in the below sequence within four years, plus one elective.

  1. Supply Chain Project Management: Fundamentals
  2. Supply Chain Project Management: Vendor Selection & Management
  3. Supply Chain Project Management: Effectively Managing Transformation Projects

For a list of courses that can be used as electives towards this certificate, please visit the Georgia Tech Professional Education website.