BP113 Project Execution and Management

Certificate Track: Project Management

About This Course
Once the project planning process is complete, it is time to implement. Effectively executing and managing a project requires establishing and motivating a team, working closely with stakeholders, and paying attention to all the factors that make a project successful.

This project management training course offers a detailed look at how to direct and manage the project work, including project execution, monitoring and control, and closeout. Students will learn how to monitor a project, with special attention on handling issues and change gracefully; and learn how projects should be successfully closed. Endings are often as important as beginnings. A short introduction to adaptive project management, with emphasis on Agile/Scrum, will also be taught.

What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:

  • Procure goods and services on behalf of the project;
  • Articulate and manage the quality of ongoing work;
  • Manage risk and react effectively in the face of the unexpected;
  • Close a project, including taking good care of the team.

The Learning Environment
This interactive course is held in person at PSU’s Center for Executive and Professional Education in downtown Portland and typically combines lecture, discussion, and individual and group activities.

Instructor: Christopher Dennis
 Christopher Dennis’ work in product and process development, problem-solving, and project management spans utilities, music publishing, food manufacturing, and electronics industries. His perspective on innovation was developed during six years on staff at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Chris earned a BS in Physics from the University of Rochester and an MSEE from Northeastern University.

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  • In person at the Center for Executive and Professional Education
  • 5 times per year in the daytime or evening (Fall, Winter, Spring, & Summer)
  • 2 days each, 8:00am - 4:30pm; or 5 evenings each, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Cost: $699

Additional Information
Project Execution and Management is the third course in the Project Management Certificate program and should be taken after Project Planning and Organization if possible.

Other Courses in this Certificate Track
Enrolling in the full certificate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of project management.

Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.

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