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Effective Project Management

You are responsible for organizing and managing a multifaceted activity involving people from differing specialties to create something brand new. Quality is essential, resources are limited, and time is of the essence-a classic scenario. This course provides the concepts, practices, and skills required to manage such an enterprise. The process starts with examining the situation and organizing the team; moves through identifying tasks and estimating resources; and concludes with setting schedules, managing risk, and completing a plan. Working in teams, you will apply and extend your workplace expertise and integrate project management competencies. You will learn about:

  • situation analysis and problem solving
  • the essentials of project team leadership
  • work breakdown structure and work package specifications
  • the planning and control cycle
  • estimation and priority setting
  • precedent diagramming and scheduling
  • risk management and contingency planning
  • the Gantt chart, resource leveling, and final planning

Required courses must be taken in the sequence 1. Effective Project Management, 2. Implementing Project Management and 3. Advanced Project Management.

Jim Milliken has provided management and communication consultation to business, industry, and nonprofits throughout the United States since 1986. His specialties include project management, in which he holds the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification, problem solving and delegation, business writing and advertising, and negotiation and presentation skills. His work combines organizational skills with nearly 30 years' experience as a newspaper editor.

3 Thursdays, October 16-30, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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$525 (21 contact hours/ 2.1 CEUs)
Abromson Center, 88 Bedford Street, USM Portland campus


Class meets 10/16, 10/23, 10/30