The course develops the competencies and skills for planning and controlling projects and understanding interpersonal issues that drive successful project outcomes. Focusing on the introduction of new
products and processes, it examines the project management life cycle, defining project parameters, matrix management challenges, effective project management tools and techniques, and the role of a
project manager. (4 credits)
January session (23361)
David A. Shore, PhD, Director, Forces of Change Program and Trust Initiative and Director, Project Management in Health Care Programs, Harvard School of Public Health.
Christina Thompson Lively, MEd, Education Coordinator, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School.
2-5 pm, beginning Thursday, January 3. Week 1: Th. Week 2: M, T, W, Th. Week 3: M, T, W, Th. Week 4: T, W, Th.
This course introduces the tasks and challenges fundamental to project management, the vital function of managing complex projects across multiple functions. Successful project managers possess the
skills necessary to manage their teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce a desired outcome. Students learn the skills and tools of project management with a practical, hands-on approach. A
key and often overlooked challenge for project managers is the ability to manage without influence; to gain the support of stakeholders and access to resources not directly under their management
control. This course guides students through the fundamental project management tools and behavioral skills required in profit and nonprofit organizations. (4 credits)