DEFM551 - Executive Program Manager's Decision Making Skills
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)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|06/28/21 - 12/03/21||12/06/21 - 01/30/22||Fall 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|08/31/21 - 02/04/22||02/07/22 - 04/03/22||Winter 2022 Session I||8 Week session|
|10/26/21 - 04/01/22||04/04/22 - 05/29/22||Spring 2022 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (LO):
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.
|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 6: Week 6: Paper 3||8.00 %|
|Assignment 7: Week 7: Paper 4||8.00 %|
|Term Project Outlines||12.00 %|
|Assignment 3: Week 3: Term Project Part 1 â?? 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
NCMA Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK) Desktop Pocket Guide
Annotated Guide to the Contract Management Body of Knowledge (CMBOK), 2nd Edition
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
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.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.