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The Landing School
BUS115 Course Description - Part I
The marine industry domain is broad and varied, ranging from small marinas to large yacht manufacturing facilities. This course will focus primarily on boatyards and marinas; however, many of the regulations and principles apply across the marin industry domain.
Fundamental to managing projects in the marine industry is a keen understanding of the industry as a system and the internal and external entities that affect its operation. In this course, these four areas of knowledge - jobs and practices, regulations and the science that supports them, boatyards andmarina management, and occupational health and safety - are the keel of the course content.
Talk the talk ...
These definitions are from online dictionaries.
"a dock or basin providing secure moorings for pleasure boats and often offering supply, repair, and other facilities"
" a yard where boats are built, repaired, and stored and often sold or rented"
"the act or skill of controlling and making decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc.: the people who make decisions about a business, department, sports team, etc.: the act or process of deciding how to use something"
"a position as a leader of a group, organization, etc.: the time when a person holds the position of leader: the power or ability to lead other people"
"a new idea, device, or method: the act or process of introducing new ideas, devices, or methods"
a: a point of reference from which measurements may be made
b: something that serves as a standard by which others may be measured or judged
c: a standardized problem or test that serves as a basis for evaluation or comparison (as of computer system performance)
Program Evaluation and Review Technique: Project management technique that shows the time taken by each component of a project, and the total time required for its completion. PERT breaks down the project into events and activities, and lays down their proper sequence, relationships, and duration in the form of a network. Lines connecting the events are called paths, and the longest path resulting from connecting all events is called the critical path. (from the site)
Critical Path Method: "Network analysis technique used in complex project plans with a large number of activities. CPM diagrams (1) all activities, (2) time required for their completion, (3) and how each activity is related to the previous and next activity. (from the site)
Starting and Managing a Business
This online publication available through the US Small Business Administration covers topics that would be of interest to someone considering starting a business.
Steps in Starting Your Own Business
"... this article will walk you through the basic steps of getting your business off the ground, from writing a business plan to securing funding to filing legal paperwork to organizing your office. By the end, you'll be able to start thinking about how to adapt this general process to your own business idea." (from the site)
BUS115 Course Description Part II
Technical project success is predicated upon delivering the project on schedule, within budget, and within specifications to a customer or sponsor. Delivering marine industry project success requires expertise in the relevant industry domain as well as industry enterprise awareness (i.e. how does the industry function) and skills in project management and leadership. In this course, these three areas of expertise enterprise awareness, project management, leadership – are the keel of the course content.
Brightwork -- A Best Management Practices Manual for Maine's Boatyards and Marinas
The Brightwork best management practices manual was written in 2006 by a dedicated group of people including members of industry, environmental advocacy organizations and regulatory departments. We fully expect this manual to evolve over time and so will publish updated sections periodically. (from the site)