Introduction to Project Management

Course Code: BPM101
Start Date: 2023/1/28 End Date: 2023/4/8 Day: Sat Time: 11:10-13:20 Hours: 23 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer Core certificate: Project Management Elective certificate: International Business Management Medium of Instruction: English Prerequisites: To benefit fully, participants should have work experience in an organization, an internet connection, and a Google account. Special Notes: This course can count toward the education requirements for PMI certification (PMP or CAPM) or serve as a refresher course for the Continuing Certification Requirement exam. Textbook options will be discussed with the instructor on the first day of class based on individual needs and goals. Location: Online

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Course Description

Project Management (PM) enables an organization to build something important - a newsletter, a new product, or an airport - and build it right the first time. Thus, it creates value for organizations, large and small, in every economic sector. For this reason, over the past 50 years, project management has grown rapidly into a business-critical practice, one with unique challenges, responsibilities, concepts, methods and tools. This course introduces the 21st Century practice of project management. It offers students the opportunity to learn how to model project contexts, to plan a project based on these models, and to manage implementation based on the project plan. The main learning activity is hands-on: it is seeing how such project management jobs might be useful in tackling a project of your own. Other learning activities include reading, mini-case studies, and group tasks, including the chance to do some assignments using a collaborative, cloud-based project management platform.

Learning Objectives

1. Ability to Address Project Risk Systemically
2. Abilty to Clarify Business Goals, Project Objectives, Deliverable Requirements
3. Ability to Make Basic Plans, Execute Them, and Measure Progress in Agile or Predictive Projects
4. Ability to Build Trust via Collaboration Skills, e.g. Walkthrus, Coaching
5. Ability to Use Two or More Leading Edge Project Platforms, including Zoom and Mural

Who should take this course

1. Anyone wishing an immersive, real-world intro to project management today.
2 Early- to mid-career managers, professionals, or technical people who would like to enhance their ability to lead the development of deliverables by an agile or a predictive ("waterrfall") approach.
3. Individual creatives or designers wishing to enter or succeed in group project settings.


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Daniel Clapper, PMP

Instructor Biography

Dan Clapper is an applied linguist, learning architect and entrepreneur with 30 years of international experience. He graduated from Stanford University with a A.B. in English (Phi Beta Kappa), he earned an M.S. in Cybernetic Systems from San Jose State University and an M.S.Ed. in TESOL from Temple University Japan Campus. He now holds a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He has two decades of success as a manager of innovative educational projects at enterprise scale, including work with government, schools, universities and businesses in 16 countries. In 2004 he was invited by the US Department of Defense to speak on US foreign language education for the post 9/11 era. His company provides consulting on project management.