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BUS 10 W — An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Online course (System Requirements)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Apr 3—Jun 9
Drop Deadline: Apr 11
Units: 2
Tuition: $645
Instructor(s): Debra Hildebrand
Limit: 40
Status: Closed
Spring
Date(s)
Apr 3—Jun 9
10 weeks
Drop By
Apr 11
2 Units
Fees
$645
Instructor(s):
Debra Hildebrand
Limit
40
Closed
COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Project management is an integral part of many jobs. Whether you are a small business owner developing a unique product, a manager in a global firm, or an engineer in a startup, mastery of project management will increase your chances of delivering products and services on time and within budget while giving your customers the product they expect.

This hands-on course will strengthen your project management skills through case study analysis, simulations, and the development of a management plan for a selected project. You will explore such project management tools as the work breakdown structure, the RACI matrix (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed) and Microsoft Project software. Additionally, you will learn how to identify and manage scope, build a schedule and budget, define and allocate resources, minimize and manage risk, and create a proven performance measurement system that allows you to confidently communicate project status to your customers and stakeholders. By the end of this course, you will have a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management, helping you to immediately start managing projects more effectively. Business and engineering students, software and product developers, small business owners, managers, and anyone currently managing projects will benefit from this course.



WHAT MAKES OUR ONLINE COURSES UNIQUE:

  • Course sizes are limited.
    You won't have 5,000 classmates. This course's enrollment is capped at 40 participants.

  • Frequent interaction with the instructor.
    You aren't expected to work through the material alone. Instructors will answer questions and interact with students on the discussion board and through weekly video meetings.

  • Study with a vibrant peer group.
    Stanford Continuing Studies courses attract thoughtful and engaged students who take courses for the love of learning. Students in each course will exchange ideas with one another through easy-to-use message boards as well as optional weekly real-time video conferences.

  • Direct feedback from the instructor.
    Instructors will review and offer feedback on assignment submissions. Students are not required to turn in assignments, but for those who do, their work is graded by the instructor.

  • Courses offer the flexibility to participate on your own schedule.
    Course work is completed on a weekly basis when you have the time. You can log in and participate in the class whenever it's convenient for you. If you can’t attend the weekly video meetings, the sessions are always recorded for you and your instructor is just an email away.

  • This course is offered through Stanford Continuing Studies.
    To learn more about the program, visit our About Us page. For more information on the online format, please visit the FAQ page.

Debra Hildebrand, Principal, Hildebrand Solutions

Debra Hildebrand is the principal of Hildebrand Solutions, a project management training and consultation firm. She received an MBA from Columbia and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Erik Larson, Clifford Gray, Project Management: The Managerial Process, 5th edition (ISBN 978-0-07-340334-2)
(Recommended) PMI, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 5th edition (ISBN 978-1-935589-67-9)
DOWNLOAD THE PRELIMINARY SYLLABUS » (subject to change)