BUS 10 W — An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 20—Dec 3
Refund Deadline: Sep 23
Instructor(s): Debra Hildebrand
Class Recording Available: Yes
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 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 define 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.
Debra Hildebrand specializes in project management training and consulting. She has been a management consultant for more than twenty years, assisting clients in creating successful solutions for high-profile, complex, cross-functional projects in the public sector. She received an MBA from Columbia and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
President, Hildebrand Solutions
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Erik Larson, Project Management: The Managerial Process, 8th Edition (ISBN 1260238865)