Business Project Management
Business Project Management for the overloaded professional
This project-centered course is designed to help you become a more efficient professional through fact-based decision-making. Derived from Project Management principles, best practices, and accumulated wisdom; this easily digestible series of classes are intended to fill in any gaps of knowledge, leverage existing skills, and provide you with the mindset essential to influence others towards a common goal (in a positive and respectful manner).
Through project management tools and techniques, you will experience new ways to leverage information required for proper project management. Among other things, you will learn how to identify and define goals, set progress indicators, create communications and risk strategies, and increase your awareness beyond yourself.
Pick a project and learn by doing, in this interactive learning experience delivered on a weekly 1-hour class for 12 consecutive weeks (total instruction time 12 hours over 3 months).
Module 1: Vision
This module is meant to present you with the conceptual way of thinking about a project before it officially starts. It brings aspect of reflection, purpose, and the critical thinking. This introductory module also includes relevant exposure to project management, its distinction with business project management, and sets expectations as per PMI code of conduct.
In this module you will learn what information is required before starting a project and how to find that a information, how to create and use a SMART goal, what is expected of you as a project manager from a moral point of view and how to use project management principles to save time and other resources.
Module structure (3 hours, 3 weeks)
- Goal setting
- Purpose & Estimation
- Project Management point of view & PMI Code of conduct
Module 2: Tool Box
This module is meant to level the plain field for yourself and your teammates ensuring everyone is exposed and aware of the basics of key aspects of organization such as scheduling, budgeting, quality, communication, people, and risk.
In this module you will learn valuable mental tools that will assist you making fact-based decisions; which are transferable to other aspects of work. Such as tools to prioritize, size workloads, and developing tracking tools.
Module structure (6 hours, 6 weeks)
Module 3: Action
This Module is meant to set you up for action. This thoughtful module will teach you a methodical way to prepare for action, act, and utilize the results to inform your next steps. By aligning your actions with your intentions, you reduce waste and duplication.
In this module you will learn how to design an action or how to execute it and how to collect actionable information.
Module structure (3 hours, 3 weeks)
Evaluation methodology and rubric
· You should not miss any class.
· If you must miss a class, you should alert the instructor 24 hours in advance of the class, to make necessary arrangements.
· If there is an emergency, you must inquiry for opportunities to get caught up and complete the appropriate assignments.
· You will perform the assignments within the week of being assign, the sooner you finish the better the grade.
· It is necessary to complete every assignment for the next class.
Class participation 30%
· All classes are design to use input from everyone of the participants.
· It is expected of you to share learnings, and examples, when prompted or voluntary to enhance the learning experience of the class, both for yourself and the group.
Total duration: 12 weeks (3 months)
Total hours of instruction: 12 hours (1 hour per week)