“Project Management” is a key process for delivering a successful project. The Project Manager should have the skill set to manage and monitor 9 knowledge areas including: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resource, customers, risks and procurement. There are many generic skills that are essential to a project manager, when examining the software R&D organization, these skills should be tuned and refined to meet the R&D personnel specific domain. While time, scope and HR management are main activities of internal R&D managers, customer procurement and budget management are somewhat of less importance. This class will provide the students with the understanding of the project manager responsibilities and will equip the student with tools and techniques that are specifically relevant to the R&D organization. The class also introduces the complexity of global product management that is very common in today global R&D organizations.
Understand the role and responsibilities of a product manager
Be equipped with tools and techniques to manage required knowledge areas (Mainly Scope, Time, Resource, Risk and Quality management)
Be introduced to Budget, Procurement and customer management
Be equipped with a set of tools to assist them to manage and monitor a project successfully.
Novice project managers
R&D team leaders
QA team leaders
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Project Management
Chapter 8 – Introduction to Quality and Control