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BUS 259 — An Introduction to Project Management: Tools for Achieving Success

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Sep 22—Dec 1
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Drop Deadline: Sep 24
Units: 2
Tuition: $640
Instructor(s): Trevor Gamba
Status: Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class on November 24. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Fall
Live Online
Tuesdays
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Sep 22—Dec 1
10 weeks
Drop By
Sep 24
2 Units
Fees
$640
Instructor(s):
Trevor Gamba
Registration opens Aug 17, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: No class on November 24. In addition, some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
In today’s market, leaders in both startups and well-established companies agree that having an effective project management infrastructure to orchestrate the product development cycle is critical to their business performance and sustainability. Get project management right and you can beat competitors to market. Get it wrong and you can miss a key launch window and lose investor confidence. Understanding project management methods and strategies, and applying them effectively, can help keep schedules on track, reduce risks, manage costs, and ensure success. This hands-on course will begin by examining case studies from companies like Google X and Cisco. Students will then work through an actual project management scenario. They will select a project, create a project plan, use the SMART approach to define the project scope and goals, determine how and when to use waterfall or Agile methodologies, apply tools like the work breakdown structure, the RACI matrix, and others to effectively assess and mitigate risks, and manage their project using software programs like Microsoft Project and Smartsheet. Whether you’re interested in learning about project management because you manage projects, you’re an engineer, or you’re a business professional wanting to have more impact, you will leave this course able to quickly apply the skills you learned and begin executing projects with higher degrees of success.

Trevor Gamba, Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Loon

Trevor Gamba has more than twenty-five years of product development experience in diverse leadership positions within supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, and quality assurance, with a primary focus in new product introduction. He has managed project management office and operations teams at Loon (Google X), Cisco, and IBM. He received an MS in systems engineering from San Jose State and an MBA from Cornell, and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager.

Textbooks for this course:

(Recommended) The Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition (ISBN 978-1628251845)
(Recommended) Kathy Schwalbe, An Introduction to Project Management, 6th Edition, 6th Edition (ISBN 978-1544701899)
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