MMG795 focuses on solving common problems in project management. Topics covered include: How to use MS Project to plan and track projects; 2) How to recruit and motivate project teams; 3) How to accelerate a project plan- or make up time that was lost; 4) How to select and manage outsourced services; 5) How to plan for the unknown: risk, quality, and slope creep; 6) How to know whether your project is doing well – and what to tell your sponsor, team, customers; 7) Your ethical and social responsibilities as a project manager. Students will build skills through group and individual assignments, case studies, and hands-on exercises. Prerequisite: Students need some experience with projects, either by previous experience on a project team or as a project manager. Students may substitute MMG710 or some other formal classroom course in project management for the prerequisite.