An Introduction to Project Management and Organizational Development


Stanford Continuing Studies

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A recent study revealed that organizations experience project failure rates of 70 percent, when success is defined by producing planned deliverables within budget and on time. To combat this trend, industries are placing a stronger emphasis on project management practices. Successful project managers must also be adept at managing change, which requires a fundamental understanding of organizational development. This course is designed for students who wish to increase their leadership and effectiveness relating to project management, conflict resolution, and improving individual and team productivity.The course will look at major programs that use organizational development and project management together, such as Mayo Clinic and NASA, and cover case studies, common mistakes, and lessons learned from a diverse range of industries.

What you will learn

  • To develop project and change management strategies applicable to a variety of industries
  • Core disciplines (e.g., risk analysis, stakeholder management, and lean project planning) and how they can be applied to specific industries and situations
  • How to deliver quality metrics and use organizational development and communication to enhance your ability to respond to unknown events

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