June 26, 2014


Course runs from 8:00am–5:00pm.

Registration fee includes course materials, campus parking, catered breakfast and lunch.


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About the Program

The ability to effectively manage projects is a critical skill in today’s dynamic and turbulent economic environment. In this program, learn the foundations and advanced concepts of winning project management. This foundational course will teach you the key concepts for crisply executing projects in today’s information and knowledge-sensitive settings. Realizing that most management activities are project based, learn to plan and scope projects that stay on time and on budget to better launch products, process innovations, and other growth initiatives.


Learn key concepts- how to plan and schedule projects, mitigate technical and market uncertainty, and manage social aspects of project execution- for crisp project execution. Topics covered:

  • Defining and Achieving Project Success
  • Making a “Business Case” for a Project
  • Developing the Scope for a Project
  • Project Planning Essentials
  • Project Scheduling: Critical Path
  • Using Software for Project Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Execution: Assembling and Managing a Team
  • Learning from Projects: Closure and Renewal
  • Tailoring Project Management to Different Industries
  • Project Management for Non-Profits
  • Interactive/Case Exercises


This course is appropriate for firming up the foundation skills and market acumen of project management and leadership.


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.

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