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BUS 55 — Fundamentals of Project Management

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 12—Mar 2
Time: 6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 14
Unit: 1
Tuition: $675
Instructor(s): Tim Bombosch
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Jan 12—Mar 2
8 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 14
1 Unit
Tim Bombosch
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Project management is one of the most highly sought-after skill sets in today’s job market. It's at the center of what organizations must do—enable strategy, develop and deliver products and services, improve internal operations, contribute to the bottom line, and above all, create delightful customer experiences.

Traditional project management is the most utilized project management framework. Its best practices emerged from the construction industry and military planning and have been codified in the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, based on this framework, is considered one of the most important project management qualifications and is part of almost every project manager's job description.

In this course, students will gain an understanding of the project management lifecycle and how to deploy tools and techniques from the 10 project management knowledge areas. Understanding these concepts will enable you to manage the interdependencies among scope, schedule, and costs. By the end of this course, students will have an in-depth understanding of these concepts and be able to relate them to both Agile and hybrid project management. Whether you are an individual, project manager, or someone who depends on successful project delivery, improving your project management skills will help you in your current role and lay the foundation for future career advancement.

This is the first course of the two-course series on project management. The second course, “Fundamentals of Agile Project Management,” will be taught in Spring 2023. Completion of the two courses will satisfy the Project Management Institute’s training requirement for its Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Former Change Management and Project Management Consultant, Stanford

Tim Bombosch is a consultant with more than 15 years of experience as a project manager, business analyst, and change management consultant. He is a certified project manager, scrum master, and change management practitioner and has developed and taught project management courses for over 10 years. He is the treasurer and a board member of the Project Management Institute San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. He received a PhD in German studies from Stanford and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.