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Managing Projects at Startup Companies | PPMT.X401

Managing Projects at Startup Companies | PPMT.X401

Standard practices and techniques in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), work very well at established companies, but are not always applicable to young companies or fast-track projects. In the turbulent environment of young companies, change occurs faster than in more mature companies. In this course, students learn how to adapt generally accepted project-management techniques to young companies where project timelines are compressed.

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to

  • Understand startup culture and your role and responsibilities as a project manager
  • Develop Release Plans & Roadmaps with Adaptive Planning techniques
  • Acquire Leadership Skills to deliver business value, manage rapid change, and executing with speed

Topics Include

  • Adapting planning, scheduling, tracking, and control techniques to accelerated projects
  • Leadership, politics, and the strategic aspects of project management
  • Key project-management processes; managing virtual and cross-functional teams
  • Web-based project management

This course shows managers and executives at young companies how to customize and use generally accepted project-management practices. In-class exercises and homework assignments lead students to results they can take back to work and immediately apply to their own projects.

Professional Credit

The Project Management Institute (PMI)®--PMP® 15 Professional Development Units.

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