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BUS 55 — Fundamentals of Project Management

Quarter: Spring
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Apr 3—May 22
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Apr 5
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)
Apr 3—May 22
8 weeks
Refund Date
Apr 5
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 nonprofits. 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 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 formed the basis of the PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification 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 among scope, schedule, and costs, as well as risk, quality, and project communications. This course will also emphasize business analyis, stakeholder management, and organizational change.

No background in project management is required. However, knowledge of key project management business concepts is helpful.

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. He has experience in publishing, higher education, life sciences, 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.