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Project Management

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Business Innovation Research Center

Presents a Certified Workshop on

Project Management

Date: April 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00pm
ATMC, Fallriver
Available seats: 25
Admission:  $200 (Includes course material, Coffee, and Lunch) 

Abstract: Projects have become a primary form of delivering change/improvement in organizations. Successful project outcomes need a good project planning process in addition to a sound execution process. This one-day workshop is designed to provide an overview of the fundamentals of project management using intensive team-based activities to support learning by doing. This workshop aims to focus on how to develop good project plans and strategies in project execution process with the help of user-friendly and ready to use project management templates. Project Management  


Lead Faculty

Professor Yuzhu Li

Prof. Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Decision & Information Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Her area of expertise includes teamwork in projects, coordination within single project team and among multiple projects, and team flexibility. Her work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including International Journal of Project Management, Journal of Systems and Software, and Information and Management, etc.

Dr. Bharatendra Rai

Dr. Rai is a faculty member at the Charlton College of Business and has over ten years of consulting and training experience to industries in the area of Six-Sigma, Quality Engineering, Design of Experiments, Taguchi Methods, Statistical Process Control, and ISO/QS 9000 Quality Management Systems. He has also worked with several Master Black-belts and Black-belts on six-sigma projects at Ford Motor Company.

For Further Information &  Registration contact Ms. Juma Miller (j1miller@umassd.edu) X8862


08:30 Registration and Coffee 
09:00 Welcome
09:15 Introduction to Project Management & Initiating Projects [What is PM; why projects fail; 5 PM process groups]
10:30 Coffee Break
10:45 Introduction to PM & Initiating projects ….continued [9 PM knowledge areas; Project stakeholders; Project charter]
12:00 Lunch
01:00 Planning Projects [Identifying team members and defining roles/responsibilities; Work breakdown structure (WBS); Change management plan; Identifying risks and defining risk strategies]
02:00 Coffee Break
02:15 Executing/Monitoring projects [Ensuring a common understanding & setting expectations; Implementing a quality management plan; Measuring project performance; Verifying/managing changes to the project; Ensuring deliverables conform to quality standards; Monitoring project risks]
03:30 Closing Projects [Project closing outputs; Obtaining stakeholder/customer acceptance; Getting financial, legal and administrative closure; Project reports and lessons learnt]
04:30 Closing statements and Feedback