Tuesday, June 28, 2011

CKPM202: Fundamentals of Project Management course

I shall be taking this course during the summer term, from 27th June, 2011 to August 10th, 2011. This is a 42 hour course on the basics of PM. This is an introduction to Project Management. The timings are as below:
CKPM202 : Fundamentals of Project Management (at Chang School)
Monday      : 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday : 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
(Classes are held at the George Vari Engineering School at the intersection of Church & Gould).

Now, this is not a prescribed course for the MBA program, even though we do have another Project Management course held for the MBA-MTI students. However, I am extremely interested in Project Management myself. The reason being project management is a talent that every MBA graduate should have, in my personal view. Plus, I am interested in the CAPM & PMP certifications that help you enhance your resume tremendously. I did not want to waste time sitting at home and hence thought that this was a good things to do. I am glad that I got started on my journey with Project Management. I hope this is a lifelong love affair!

The prescribed books for this course are as below:
(1) PMBOK (Project Management Body Of Knowledge) Guide 4th Edition.
(2) Successful Project Management, 3rd Edition, by Gido & Clements.
(3) The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management by Eric Verzuh.