Managing Projects at Startup Companies

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.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to

  • Understand startup culture and your role and responsibilities as a project manager
  • Develop Release Plans & Roadmaps with Adaptive Planning techniques
  • Acquire Leadership Skills to deliver business value, manage rapid change, and executing with speed

Topics Include

  • 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.

Professional Credit

The Project Management Institute (PMI)®--PMP® 15 Professional Development Units.


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