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About the Program

Successful project management is critical for stable and continued success in most enterprises. Introducing new products, launching strategic change and initiating a marketing campaign are just a few examples of project-based initiatives. This short introduction to project management covers some of the basic skills and strategies for successful project execution.


  • Planning and scoping projects
  • Mitigating risk
  • Managing the social dynamics of project execution
  • Developing project management tools for success



Course runs from 7:45am–12pm. Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking and continental breakfast.

Josh Pingel
Program Manager


This course is appropriate for anyone seeking a better understanding of project management, including business leaders, project managers, department heads and manufacturing leaders. This course is designed for beginner and intermediate-level project managers and those who supervise them, not for those who currently manage advanced and complex projects.

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Vish Krishnan is the Sheryl and Harvey White Endowed Chair, Innovation, Technology & Operations at the Rady School of Management. Krishnan’s research is focused on technology commercialization, new product development and technology-enabled product and process innovation. He joined the Rady school as one of the founding faculty, and leads the school’s efforts in building the school’s faculty and programs.

Krishnan is also working to advance the Rady School’s signature core curriculum course, Lab to Market, that fosters new products and ventures from California’s vast scientific and intellectual property assets. Krishnan has been invited to serve in editorial positions at Management Science, M&SOM, POMS, IEEE-EM and other journals, quoted in national publications, and is the recipient of several teaching and research awards, including the Most Valuable Professor award in the executive MBA program in 2009.

After receiving his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Krishnan served as a professor and IC2 senior research fellow at the University of Texas at Austin.