Prerequisite(s): MID600 and MID610
This course overviews project management elements specifically related to international development. Aspects of developing and managing projects from planning and estimating to dealing with risk and uncertainty to monitoring and evaluation are included. Culturally competent communications, dealing with unknown variables and ambiguity, and the politics and bureaucracy encountered in the international development arena are emphasized.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Analyze project stakeholder needs and expectations.
- Create measurable project objectives to guide a project and its evaluation.
- Integrate the elements of project management into a detailed project plan.
- Strategize how to address project variables, risks, uncertainties, and the political realities inherent in international development projects.
- Apply cultural competence in communications with all stakeholders.