Charting the Course Using Agile Project Management
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A growing number of businesses are realizing that their ability to successfully execute projects is closely tied to revenue growth and profitability. Business leaders are entrusted to manage the resources and assets of the firm, and their understanding of project management principles helps them ensure that they apply those resources in a way that maximizes shareholder value. This course helps the participant understand the basic skills associated with traditional and agile forms of project management, including making tradeoffs between schedule, cost, performance, risk managment, stakeholder management, project monitoring, release planning, and iteration management.

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Meet Your Instructor: Dr. Tim Rodgers

Project Management: Tim RodgersTim Rodgers has been employed at the CSU College of Business since 2014, teaching graduate-level courses in project management, agile project management, supply chain management, quantitative business analysis, and strategic decision making.

Tim’s career includes 25 years at Hewlett-Packard and Lockheed Missiles & Space in a variety of roles, including management of manufacturing engineering, international supply chain management, and quality engineering teams. He was Director of Manufacturing and Quality at Foxconn eMS in Shenzhen, China, from 2009-2011. Tim also held positions at Eastman Kodak Co. and Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

Tim has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California (Santa Cruz), and an MBA from the University of Oregon. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Six Sigma Black Belt. He hosts the podcast “Dare to Know,” which features interviews with quality and reliability thought leaders.


Project Management

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and apply common project management tools and techniques such as work breakdown structures, project networks, Gantt charts, critical path analysis, earned value management and schedule buffering
  • Understand the major differences between agile and traditional project management and where to use each method in business
  • Know what it takes to earn professional certifications from the Project Management Institute (PMI), including the Project Management Professional (PMP)