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Managing Development Projects

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

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Course Description

This class teaches practical skills in aligning projects with organizational strategies, and achieve project and outcome objectives by utilizing project management techniques. Students will learn skills to work within resource limitations, identify and leverage stakeholders, plan and deliver upon deadlines (even when schedule fluctuations occur) and manage user and stakeholder expectations within the realm of product development. Topics also include measuring and prioritizing opportunities, maximizing resource efficiency, developing product extension strategies, building a project portfolio, and securing buy-in from upper management. The goals for product development project management include speed to the market, developing minimal viable products (MVP) and the ability to quickly modify and change features during development.

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  • Details
  • $620
  • January 11, 2021 to March 07, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00104
  • ID/Units: MGMT X484.31  (2.50)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: WINTER 2021


Margaret Meloni, MBA, Ph.D., PMP is a champion for students who want to be the best project managers they can be. In this capacity she teaches project management, leadership and oversees the pmStudent community. Margaret has supported project managers at organizations such as Occidental Petroleum, Northrop Grumman, Toyota Motor Credit, CalStart and arc. Her background in IT Project Management and PMO Leadership enables Margaret to understand that managing projects can be difficult. This is why her goal is to provide her community with knowledge and skills that can be applied immediately. Her wish is to see her students take on tough projects and emerge as strong and sought-after project managers. Margaret is a dynamic teacher, who uses her real-life lessons learned combined with inspiration, common sense and a dash of humor to help her students be the best project managers that they can be.

Textbook Information

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

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START01/11/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END03/07/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---