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BUS 32 — Introduction to Project Management

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Eric T. Pool
Duration: 7 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 22
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Class Meeting Time: 4:00—5:30 pm (PT)
Tuition: $510
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Enrollment Limit: 45
  
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 7 weeks
Time: 4:00—5:30 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 22
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $510
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Instructor(s): Eric T. Pool
 
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
 
Enrollment Limit: 45
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
Successful delivery of a product or service often comes down to the skills of a project manager. Unforeseen events can put the timeline and budget at risk, and that means effective managers must be adept at managing change. This introductory course is designed for students who wish to increase their project management skills and learn effective strategies for dealing with change and uncertainty. The course will examine the major program management frameworks, including Agile, Waterfall, and Hybrid, by studying case studies, common mistakes, and lessons learned from various industries. We will begin with a foundational exploration of core disciplines (e.g., risk analysis, stakeholder management, and lean project planning), followed by a deeper dive into how these concepts can be applied to specific industries and situations. By the end of this course, you will have mastered practical strategies for managing projects and change, which you can apply across various sectors.

This introductory course is designed for those new to project management or anyone working on a project team.

ERIC T. POOL
Assistant Professor, Health Care Administration, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science

Eric T. Pool is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an instructor in the Harvard Extension School. He received an EdD in organization development from the University of St. Thomas.

Textbooks for this course:

(Required) Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management, Seventh edition (ISBN 978-1628256642)
(Required) Harvard Business Review , HBR Guide to Project Management (HBR Guide Series) (ISBN 978-1422187296)
(Recommended) Aaron Dignan, Brave New Work (ISBN 978-0241361801)