Standard practices and techniques in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), work very well at established companies, but are not always applicable to young companies or fast-track projects. In the turbulent environment of young companies, change occurs faster than in more mature companies. In this course, students learn how to adapt generally accepted project-management techniques to young companies where project timelines are compressed.
- Adapting planning, scheduling, tracking, and control techniques to accelerated projects
- Leadership, politics, and the strategic aspects of project management
- Key project-management processes; managing virtual and cross-functional teams
- Web-based project management
This course shows managers and executives at young companies how to customize and use generally accepted project-management practices. In-class exercises and homework assignments lead students to results they can take back to work and immediately apply to their own projects.