Project Management

Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

political science, public administration, women's studies

What does success look like for you? In this course we will endeavor to respond to this question on both personal and professional levels. It takes integrated thinking and discipline to become a successful project manager. Tools are only tools. In addition to building an awareness of your own management style, we will use real world client based applications to explore and understand the nuances of successful project management. Students will work hands on with a pre-selected client organization to apply their learning and develop an implementable project management plan. 

 Learning Objectives

1) Develop an awareness of the project environment (culturally, economically, socially, and politically). This requires understanding, listening to and hearing your clients rather than believing you know what is best. 2) Recognize key project management questions: what are the client's needs (real, perceived, political)? What are the potential impacts of meeting these needs (intended or unintended)? What is the risk tolerance for the client and is the project scope reasonable?  3) Cultivate a self-awareness of your own management style when managing others, projects, and yourself.  4) Create a knowledge base of the vocabulary and processes of project management.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening and Weekend

Advertised schedule: April 2, 16, 19, May 3-4, May 21, June 4  6-10p Wed, 9a-5p Sat/Sun


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Spring)

Class standing: Graduate

Maximum enrollment: 20


Course Reference Number

(4 GR credits): 30372

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