An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success


Stanford Continuing Studies

An Introduction to Project Management: The Basics for Success


Project management is an integral part of many jobs. Whether you are a small-business owner developing a unique product, a manager in a global firm, or an engineer in a startup, mastery of project management will increase your chances of delivering products and services on time and within budget while giving your customers the product they expect. This hands-on course will strengthen your project management skills through case-study analysis, simulations, and the development of a management plan for a selected project.

You Will:

  • Explore project management tools such as: the work breakdown structure, the RACI matrix (responsible, accountable, consulted, and informed), and Microsoft Project software.
  • Learn how to define and manage scope, build a schedule and budget, define and allocate resources, minimize and manage risk.
  • Create a proven performance measurement system that allows you to confidently communicate project status to your customers and stakeholders.

By the end of this course, you will have a strong working knowledge of the basics of project management, helping you to immediately start managing projects more effectively.

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