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Why ENCE 605

Projects are now used by many organizations for the implementation of strategic initiatives. This means that project managers must be able to do more than manage, organize, and control. They must be able to lead the project team and its stakeholders through change.

This course explores four themes:

1. Leadership theory with an emphasis on servant and situational leadership
2. Vital leadership skills
3. Project leadership in traditional and agile projects
4. Developing your leadership skills

ProfessorWilliam Brantley, PhDWilliam Brantley, PhDStats Credits 3 Offered* Fall On-Campus, Fall Online


Characteristics of great leaders through case studiesLeadership skills of vision, emotional intelligence, and communicationTraditional projects, agile projects, and extreme projectsPersonal leadership development plans

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Offered: Fall On-Campus, Fall Online*

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Week 1IntroductionWeek 2LeadershipWeek 3Servant LeadershipWeek 4Situational LeadershipWeek 5VisioningWeek 6Emotional IntelligenceWeek 7Communicating as a LeaderWeek 8Mid TermWeek 9Project LeadershipWeek 10Agile Project LeadershipWeek 11Project Leadership in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous Project EnvironmentsWeek 12Develop Leaders in Your Project TeamWeek 13Becoming a Level Five LeaderWeek 14Coaching and Mentoring Skills for LeadersWeek 15Final Exam

*All course content, including schedule, topics, and books are subject to change semester-to-semester. Course costs are dependent on students' individual situations, including but not limited to, online vs on-campus enrollment, in-state vs out-of-state enrollment, and scholarships. Not all books on this page may be required readings and additional readings may be assigned. Please check the UMD Schedule of Classes for most up to date semester offerings. Instructors give students specific semester details once they are enrolled.