Project Management


Learn the tools critical to business and organizational success 

  • Instructor: Dr. Yong Wang
  • Open year round
  • Delivery: Self-paced online.
  • Who can take this course: This workshop is open to all engineers, professionals, faculty and students.
  • Course content: 12 - 13 hours of video lecture materials, self assessment quizzes (not graded) and final exam (graded). This course can be a part of the preparation for the PMP or CAPM exams but additional course work may be required. Aso, to be successful on the PMP or CAMP exams we suggest complementing this course with the PMP or CAPM prep books.
  • Suggested text books: PMBOK Guide and Project Management - the Managerial Process (these books are recommended but not required)
  • Credentials: A Project Management Essentials digital badge will be issued to participants who complete the final exam with a passing grade. A course completion certificate will also be available for passing students.



Project management provides people with a powerful set of tools that improves their ability to plan, implement, and manage activities to accomplish specific objectives. But project management is more than just a set of tools; it's a result-oriented management style that places a premium on building collaborative relationships among a diverse group of people who work together. Nowadays, project management skills are desirable in virtually every major industry. Aerospace, automotive, business management, construction, engineering, financial services, information technology, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and telecommunications, just to name a few. 


A common mistake made by some entry-level project managers is that they got preoccupied with the planning and technical dimension of project management and completely rely on project management software, and they become obsessed with network diagrams, Gantt charts, and performance variances; they attempt to manage a project from a distance. After you take this course, you will know that real-world project management is far more than that. It consists of the formal, disciplined, purely logical parts like:

  • defining the project scope and deliverables
  • developing the work breakdown structure, scheduling and progress monitoring
  • resource allocation
  • budget control
  • writing the status report
  • ....and more

We call this the technical dimension of the project management.

It also consists of the much messier world of implementation like:

  • shaping a project culture
  • motivating the personnel
  • resolving internal conflicts
  • shaping customer expectations
  • sustaining political support of top management
  • negotiating with their functional counterparts
  • monitoring subcontractors
  • ....and more

We call this the sociocultural dimension of project management. The sociocultural dimension focuses on creating a temporary social system within a larger organizational environment that combines the talents of a diverse group of professionals working to complete the project. This course focuses on both the science and the art aspects of project management.


Dr. Yong Wang is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Science and Industrial Engineering at Binghamton University. Dr. Wang teaches Project Management, Engineering Economics, Operations Research, and Computer Programming for Engineers at Binghamton University. He is a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Dr. Wang received a PhD in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from University of Illinois at Chicago. He also received a PhD in Energy & Power Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China) and he was a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.


$250: Industry/Standard Rate (Group pricing is available, contact us at for Promo Code)
$150: BU and SUNY faculty/staff/BU alumni (graduated May 2020 or prior)/Non SUNY students
$105: Non-BU and non-SUNY students (must give evidence of matriculation at University/College, please email
$95: BU and SUNY students and BU alumni graduated in Dec. 2020 or later/High School students
$35: Retake fee Students (Proof of previous registration required)
$50: Retake fee Non-Students (Proof of previous registration required)


Please use the registration link at the top of the page.
For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach


Please note our cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be received in writing (email) before the course start date to receive a refund. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after this date. All refunds will be assessed a $20 administrative fee. Submit your cancellation request to

If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund. 

Project Management Fundamentals (Live Virtual Course)

There are no current offerings of this course.

Instructor: Dr. Brian Galli

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Delivery: Using Virtual platform (details will be emailed when registered)
Who can take this course: This course is intended for engineers, technical professionals, managers and those involved in the planning and execution of engineering and technical projects. The course is open to students.

Credentials: A Project Management Foundations Badge and a Course Completion Certificate will be issued to students who complete the test which will be made available at the end of the course. Binghamton University has approved this course for six continuing education credits (Please NOTE: this course does not qualify towards NYSED Office of the Professions professional development hours (PDHs).


Does your project ever get behind schedule or over budget? Does your project sometimes miss a task or activity that is critical to the completion of the project? Ever wonder why and how this can happen? Well you have come to the right place. This live seminar will provide an in-depth look at two pivotal project management tools: Work Breakdown structures (WBS), and Scheduling/Estimating Techniques (Critical Path and PERT). Come learn how to more effectively plan and manage your projects in order to minimize risk and improve success!


The topics include:

  • What is Project Management
  • Project Lifecycle, Project Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Project Constraints & Project Triple Constraint Triangle
  • Project versus Operations, Project Succeed and fail
  • Planning stage, Working stage, closing stage
  • More


Brian J. Galli holds a doctoral degree in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University, earned December 2013. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and holds a certification as a Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt. His major field of study is continuous improvement in healthcare settings as well as deployment of continuous improvement and project management. He works as an Assistant Professor of Management Engineering at Long Island University–Post. He also owns Apex Strategies, Ltd, a company that that specializes in continuous improvement consulting and training initiatives. He has over 9 years of experience in applying industrial engineering and continuous improvement tools and concepts in a wide variety of arenas, including healthcare, manufacturing, transactional, and service environments.


  • $225 Industry/Standard Rate
  • $195 NYSSPE or ASQ members
  • $150 BU faculty/staff/Alumni (graduated in May 2018 or prior)
  • $105: Non-BU and non-SUNY students (must give evidence of matriculation at University/College, please email
  • $75 BU Students

**Group pricing is available, contact us at


Confirmation and course information will be emailed to registrants. Include your email address on your registration form. If you have not received confirmation seven days before the start of the program or have a question about the registration process call the Office of Industrial Outreach at (607) 777-6251.

For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach
Phone: (607) 777-6251


Please note our cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be received in writing (email) to the Office of Industrial Outreach. All refunds will be assessed a 10% administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after you have started the course.  Submit your cancellation request to EMAIL:

If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.