Project Management

Project Management - self paced online

Learn the tools critical to business and organizational success

Instructor: Dr. Yong Wang
Start Date: March 10 
End Date: April 19
Delivery: Self paced online
Who can take this course: This workshop is open to all engineers, professionals and students.
Course content: 12 - 13 hours of video lecture materials, self assessment quizzes (not graded), final exam (graded). This course is well structured to meet the need for those who are preparing for the PMP or CAPM exams. However, 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:Project Management Essentials digital badge  will be issued to students who complete the final exam with a passing grade. 

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ABOUT THE COURSE

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. 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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.

COURSE FEES

$250 Industry/Standard Rate (Group pricing is available, contact us at wtsnindy@binghamton.edu or 607-777-6241 for Promo Code)
$150 BU faculty/staff/Alumni (graduated in May 2019 or prior)
$75 BU Students

REGISTRATION

Please use the registration link at the top of the page.
For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach
Phone: (607) 777-6241
Email: wtsnindy@binghamton.edu

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS
1. All cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, March 6 at 5 pm to receive a refund.
2. Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after the course start.
3. Substitutions may be made any time before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.
4. If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.


Project Management Fundamentals (Live Virtual Course)

Instructor: Dr. Brian Galli
Date: Date to be decided
Time: Hours to be decided
Delivery: Using Virtual platform (details will be emailed when registered)
Who can take this course: Undergraduate, graduate students, and faculty in science, technology, engineering, and business; Project management professionals in various industries

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. This course is approved for 6 PDH for Professional Engineers.

Course in 2019 was successfully completed. Contact us at wtsnindy@binghamton.edu for the next offering.

ABOUT THE COURSE

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!

COURSE CURRICULUM

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

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

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.

COURSE FEES

$225 Industry/Standard Rate
$195 NYSSPE o rASQ members
$150 BU faculty/staff/Alumni (graduated in May 2018 or prior)
$75 BU Students

**Group pricing is available, contact us at wtsnindy@binghamton.edu

REGISTRATION

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) 777-6241.

For questions, contact the Office of Industrial Outreach
Phone: (607) 777-6241
Email: wtsnindy@binghamton.edu

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS

1. All cancellations must be received in writing by noon on the date before the course starts to receive a refund.
2. Cancellations of confirmed registrations are subject to a $20 administrative fee. No refunds for cancellations or non-attendance will be given after the course date.
3. Substitutions may be made any time before the beginning of the course by informing the Office of Industrial Outreach.
4. If the course is canceled, enrollees will be advised and receive a full refund.