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DEFM551 - Executive Program Manager's Decision Making Skills

Course Details

Course Code: DEFM551 Course ID: 4645 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to meet the learning and performance needs of newly selected PEO’s, DPEO’s, and ACAT I and II Program Managers and Deputy Program Managers. Skills and behaviors are developed through a concentrated study of cases, role playing and scenario analysis. (Prerequisite: DEFM550)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):

Learning Outcomes:

1. Explain the key features of an Executive Program Manager’s role in today workforce.

2. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to be a successful executive in today's government contracting and acquisition organizations.

3. Create an Executive level action plans for practical and measurable government contracting and acquisition policy and procedures changes.

4. Demonstrate how executive decision making is conducted for complex major military equipment developments.

5. Explain the role and pitfalls of ethics in executive decision making.

Please see the Student Handbook to reference the University’s grading scale.

NameGrade %
Forums 32.00 %
Introductions 2.00 %
Wk 1 Forum 2.00 %
Wk 2 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 3 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 4 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 5 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 6 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 7 Forum 4.00 %
Wk 8 Forum 4.00 %
Paper Assignments 32.00 %
Assignment 1: Week 2: Paper 1 8.00 %
Assignment 2: Week 3: Paper 2 8.00 %
Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 4 8.00 %
Assignment 6: Week 6: Paper 3 8.00 %
Term Project Outlines 12.00 %
Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 – Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 4: Week 4: Term Project Part 2 - Abstract and Detailed Outline 4.00 %
Assignment 5: Week 5: Term Project Part 3 - Referenced Outline 4.00 %
Term Project Paper 24.00 %
Assignment 8: Week 8: Term Project Paper 24.00 %

The materials are all online and from the APUS online library. They are contained in the course lessons and Forums and Assignments as needed.

Required Course Textbooks

Required Readings:

NCMA Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) Desktop Pocket Guide

https://www.apu.apus.edu/academic/partners/_documents/cmbok-desktop-pocket-guide.pdf

Annotated Guide to the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 2nd Edition
http://library.books24x7.com.ezproxy2.apus.edu/library.asp?^B&bookid=16527

Additional Resources:

Additional Resources:

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) located at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html

Universal Commercial Code (UCC) located at http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc

In the Course Materials folder there are PowerPoint presentations, leadership articles, and up to date APA handouts.

Netlibrary—you can read directly online. Note, printing is one page at a time and, depending on number of users at any one time, you may be locked out. http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://www.netlibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=224414

Websites

In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

http://owl.english.purdue.edu/

APA Style Homepage

http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx

Book Title:Annotated Guide to the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 2nd Edition (E-book available through the APUS Library- http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://ezproxy.apus.edu/sso/skillport?context=16527)
ISBN:9780970089748
Publication Info:NCMA
Author:Catherine Z. Remley and Robert A. Ludvik
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.