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Successful projects begin at the beginning. So should the project manager.
Oct 8 - Nov 12
|Time:||6:00 - 8:00 pm|
|Location:||University of Montana campus
James E. Todd Building (Oct 8, 22, 29, Nov 12)
UC 3rd Floor (Oct 15, Nov 5)
|Hours of Instruction:||12|
This course provides the foundational knowledge to get you started in project management and techniques you will employ throughout the life of your project.
The course covers critical project management skills and provides you with the necessary tools to manage all phases of a project including initiation, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects. The use of project management techniques such as developing a project charter, stakeholder identification, developing the scope of the project via a work breakdown structure (WBS), schedule development, team management and tracking projects will be covered. And the role of the successful project manager will be discussed.
By the end of this 6-week course, you will have learned:
Students will gain the most benefit from this course by doing the reading as assigned. Students are responsible for purchase of their own textbook (order information is below). Case studies and other articles will be provided in class.
Chris Kirschten is an experienced manager of projects large and small. Since 1992, he has worked in the role of Project Manager for large corporations such as AT&T and Siemens as well as small rural companies. Chris is currently employed by Blackfoot Telecommunications here in Missoula and heads up our local chapter of PMI (Project Management Institute).