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BUS 55 — Fundamentals of Project Management

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Sep 27—Nov 15
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Sep 29
Units: 2
Tuition: $765
Instructor(s): Tim Bombosch
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Sep 27—Nov 15
8 weeks
Refund Date
Sep 29
2 Units
Tim Bombosch
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Project management is one of the most highly sought-after skill sets in today’s job market—in private industry, the public sector, or non-profits. It is 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.

While this course will focus on traditional project management (waterfall), there will be frequent references to Agile project management frameworks.

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 (PMBOK). The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, which is based on this framework, is considered the most important project management qualification and is part of almost every project manager's job description.

At the core of this framework is understanding the project management lifecycle and how to deploy tools and techniques from project management knowledge areas. Understanding the concepts of traditional project management will enable you to manage the interdependencies between scope, schedule, and costs. Traditional project management also increases the likelihood of project success by effectively managing risk, quality, and project communications. This course will also emphasize project leadership, stakeholder management, and enabling organizational change.

Senior Program Manager, North America, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Tim Bombosch has over 15 years of experience as a project manager, business analyst, and change management consultant. His work includes experience in publishing, higher education, enterprise software, content management, and utilities. He is a certified project manager, scrum master, and change management professional. He is an honored instructor, having developed and taught project management courses for over 10 years. He received a PhD from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

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