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Introduction to Managing Projects

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Course Description

This introductory level short course in project management helps to prepare students with little-to-no formal project management training to run small, simple projects in their work environment. The emphasis is on introducing the terminology, and the basic tools and techniques for starting and running simple projects in a hands-on way, with an interactive format of in-class exercises and examples using a custom workbook binder with step-by-step guidance (included with the course fee - no other textbooks required). No prior experience with managing projects is expected, so it is an excellent introduction to the subject for team leaders and participants who need to get started quickly. Students will leave the course with a model project that they contributed to, which can serve as a template for initiating and planning real-world projects in their environments. This course can be taught in 4 separate evening meetings, or in a 2-day morning/afternoon format. It is not a prerequisite for, but can serve as an introductory step to ACC’s professional certification program consisting of the deeper and wider 48-hour BMGT 1009 Applied Project Management foundations course, followed by the BMGT 1040 PMP/CAPM Exam Prep course to prepare students for PMI, CompTIA, and other professional certification exams.

For questions regarding this course, please contact Maria Coleman.

(512) 663-8285

Meet The Instructor

Robert T. Futrell

Bob Futrell, PMP, is a Senior Project Manager, instructor, and consultant at Project Management Systems in Georgetown, TX. Through Cooper Consulting in Austin, Texas, he led the implementation of the Election Division's TEAM (Texas Elections Administration Management) System for the Texas Secretary of State. He has also been a principle instructor in the Software Project Management Certificate Program of the Software Quality Institute at the University of Texas at Austin since 1993. He has worked as project manager for a large data warehouse project supporting AMD's Dresden Germany Fab36, a senior project manager and program controller at MOS-11, one of Motorola's Austin semiconductor operations, and served as a project management master and as a Quality examiner for performance excellence in Motorola.

During a 15-year career at Texas Instruments, he managed the Operating Systems Development and Knowledge Engineering Services groups in Austin. Bob has more than 25 years experience in the computer industry, with 15 years of software development and management experience, and five years of quality management experience. He has served as a Performance Excellence examiner using the Malcolm Baldrige award criteria at the state and local levels. His latest publication from Prentice Hall (with co-authors Linda and Don Shafer) is Quality Software Project Management, a 1600 page textbook being distributed in the U.S., India, Russia, and China.

Course Information

Jul 27th - Jul 30th
1 Week Total
MTWTh @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12.00 Total Hours
Course Instructor
0 Students Registered
20 Seats Available

Course Registration

Course Cost Breakdown:
Base Cost of $299.00 + $1 Fees
$300 Course Cost
*May require a $1 or $3 insurance fee

Registration for this course begins on April 6th, 2020. View the Academic Calendar for ESL Student registration dates. For additional help, please contact the program coordinator.

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