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Decision Making (UMTPM236)   Register Online
 
Overview

This course provides a practical overview of the theory and practice of management in the public sector. It provides insight into key issues government agencies and departments face and how they are run. It looks at the public sector from political, historical, international, organizational, and budgetary perspectives.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to integrate decision making fundamentals into their project management efforts. They will have a solid grasp of the social, psychological, economic political, moral and neurological underpinnings of decision making, enabling them to make good decisions by handling them in their proper context. They will be able to surface the practical realities of decision making, which are very different from what decision making canon preaches.
What You Will Learn

  • The practical realities of decision making
  • Accommodating irrationality, people, and constraints
  • How to reconcile the conflicting perspectives of different players involved in the decision making process
  • How to identify and analyze a decision's social space, focusing on five key players: decision makers, decision implementers, stakeholders, the community, and external forces
  • How to use the Seven Reality Checks to avoid making bad decisions
  • How to make viable decisions in a group decision making setting
  • The role of the brain in intermediating decisions
  • Techniques for prioritizing alternatives

PMBOK® Guide Process Areas

  • Initiating
  • Planning
  • Executing
  • Controlling
  • Closing

PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas

  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Communications Management

 
 
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