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Leading Development Teams

This is a required course in the Innovation and Product Development Specialized Studies.

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Course Description

Product development teams require strong leadership and the ability to bring together multiple functions and cultures to effectively bring a new or major modified product or service to the market. This course will concentrate on the specific and unique approaches for creating a high performing product development team. During product development, teams are confronted with a number of ongoing organizational challenges and there is a high potential for conflict between participants in the process. This course addresses teamwork and other "soft-side" factors that largely determine whether product development programs are successfully completed on schedule. Topics include building and launching effective teams, conducting team touch-bases and meetings, strategies for long-term team communication, and the specialized needs for innovative development-centered teams.

NOTE: This course may have optional, live sessions via Zoom. The sessions will be recorded and posted for students who are not able to attend. The Zoom meeting link and password to join will be provided in your course. A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate. The following student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

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  • Details
  • $620
  • July 19, 2021 to September 12, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00129
  • ID/Units: MGMT X484.5  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Shelly Wright, PMP, CISA, CSM, CITRMS, is a recognized thought leader in integrating IT security, project management, corporate governance, quality assurance, and business processes. For over 15 years, she has helped organizations from startups through Fortune 500 businesses improve their IT systems with dramatic and sustainable results. An innovative leader in IT and business strategy, Wright loves to share her passion for IT and project management, simplifying them so others can easily embrace them. Shelly has partnered with corporate leaders to develop enterprise level solutions, optimized business processes, and achieved operational objectives at companies such as Capital Group "The American Funds," EarthLink Network Inc., Public Communication Services, Kaiser Permanente, and Scorpion Computer Services (the subject of CBS TV’s current hit show “Scorpion.” Wright is a Certified Project Management Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified ScrumMaster,® and Certified Identity Theft Risk Management Specialist®. Shelly Wright teaches university-level project management and quality assurance courses on behalf of the University of California - Irvine Division of Continuing Education and the University of Redlands. Shelly Wright is the founder of Wright1 Consulting, Inc., and co-founder of Survive Identity Theft. Wright also holds several board positions and was awarded the 2016 University of California - Irvine Division of Continuing Education’s Distinguished Instructor Award. In 2015, Wright received the SoTec Inspirational Award which is conferred upon technology professionals who distinguished themselves by inspiring other technology professionals through admirable charity work and giving back to the community.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9780321822031
Mickey W. Mantle, Ron Lichty, 1 ed

Optional Textbook(s):

Book - ISBN: 9781491960608
Banfield, Eriksson, Walkingsha, 1 ed, O'Reilly Media

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START07/19/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/12/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---