An Introduction to Project Management: Tools for Achieving Success

Stanford Continuing Studies

Stanford Continuing Studies

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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 companies like Google X and Cisco. 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 scope and goals, determine how and when to use waterfall or Agile methodologies, apply tools like the work breakdown structure, the RACI matrix, and others to effectively assess and mitigate risks, and manage their project using software programs like Microsoft Project and Smartsheet. Whether you’re interested in learning about project management because 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.

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Trevor Gamba

Trevor Gamba has more than twenty-five years of product development experience in diverse leadership positions within supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, and quality assurance, with a primary focus in new product introduction. He has managed project management office and operations teams at...

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