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BUS 259 — Project Management Tools for Achieving Success

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 10 weeks
Date(s): Jun 22—Aug 24
Time: 7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jun 24
Units: 2
Tuition: $640
Instructor(s): Trevor Gamba
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Live Online(About Formats)
7:00—8:50 pm (PT)
Jun 22—Aug 24
10 weeks
Refund Date
Jun 24
2 Units
Trevor Gamba
Registration opens May 17, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
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 top companies across multiple industries. 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 goals and objectives, determine how and when to use waterfall or Agile methodologies, apply tools like the work breakdown structure and the RACI matrix, among others, to effectively assess and mitigate risks, and manage their project using software programs like Microsoft Project and Smartsheet. Whether 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.

Director, Global Supply Chain Operations, Loon

Trevor Gamba has over twenty-five years of product development experience in leadership positions within supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, and quality assurance. He has managed 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) Project Management Institute (PMI), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th Edition (ISBN 9781628251845)