Project Management for Business Professionals
Oct 21, 2013 to Mar 14, 2014
Cost per enrollment: Free
- Provides video lectures
- Some of your work will be assessed by a content expert
- Provides opportunities to interact with the instructor or students
- Uses discussion forums
- Contains external social networking participation or elements
- Some of your work will be assessed by peers
- You will not be given a final grade in this course
- You will be expected to work with a group of other students
Full course description
This course provides an introduction to the concepts, techniques, and principles of project management. Primary emphasis will be on learning the project management process outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide (Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide). Agile, extreme, and other variations of project management will be discussed and their key features related to the PMBOK Guide.
A special section focused on managing strategic foresight projects will use case studies and the methods available on the Shaping Tomorrow website for hands-on practice.
Upon completion of the course students will be able to plan, schedule, budget, estimate, control, and monitor projects. In addition, they will become familiar with resource allocation, resource loading and the creation and use of GANTT and PERT charts.
This course is free.
Purchase of the PMBOK Guide for use as a text is optional. For those wanting to use this course to support new or continuing certification by the Project Management Institute (PMI), purchasing the text is recommended. A certificate and supporting documentation is available for a fee upon completion of this course. This certificate can be used to meet professional development requirements for the PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
Peter von Stackelberg
Lecturer - Management and Innovation
Peter von Stackelberg has more than 30 years of experience on dozens of major corporate and academic projects, including web and software design, instructional systems design, strategy development projects, and others. His clients have included Honda, Nissan, Hasbro, Shell, Texaco, American Express, Saudi Aramco, Kraft Foods, Cadbury Schweppes, and many others.
He currently teaches courses in managing technology and innovation, systems thinking, project management, and management information systems at Alfred State College. Over the past several years he has also taught courses on social media marketing and communications, strategic management, and business communications.
He has a B.A. in Journalism, and M.S. in Studies of the Future, and an M.S. in Information Design & Technology.