Introduction to Project Management
20

Thursday, 20 February

6:30 8:30 pm CST

GA Austin, WeWork Congress

600 Congress Avenue, 14th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
$45 USD
Regular Ticket
$45 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Introduction to Project Management | February 20

Christine Holcombe Photo


Senior Producer, Human-Centered Design Education, USAA

20

Thursday, 20 February

6:30 8:30 pm CST

GA Austin, WeWork Congress

600 Congress Avenue, 14th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
$45 USD
Regular Ticket
$45 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Class

The profession of project management, specifically digital and web project management, has recently become one of the hottest jobs in the tech market.

Many growing organizations have come to recognize the need for project managers in the wake of expanding operations and project teams. It’s not uncommon for designers and developers to find themselves cast in the role of project manager, even if many of these responsibilities fall well outside their job description. This is also a good time to “break into” the profession of project management for folks who work in a capacity related to design or development.

Our workshop will focus specifically on the basics of project management for beginners; whether you’ve recently found yourself cast in the role of project manager by your company, or whether you’re looking to make a career transition.

We will cover everything from project planning, project management methodologies (Agile and Waterfall), running meetings, and the “soft skills” needed to successfully facilitate a project. We’ll also explore the major project management tools in the marketplace.

Takeaways

  • Creating a project plan (requirements, scope, budget, resource allocation, timeline, risk factors)
  • Kicking off a project with clients, stakeholders, and your team by getting buy-off on timeline and scope.
  • Facilitating the project (meeting deadlines, recognizing risk, prioritizing needs, mitigating conflicts, adjusting timelines
  • Honing the soft skills needed to navigate successful interpersonal relationships with clients and team members.

About the Instructor

Christine Holcombe Photo

Senior Producer, Human-Centered Design Education,
USAA

After several years teaching high school English, Christine got her start as a client-facing UX researcher after completing her Master’s degree in Information Studies at UT. She eventually made the jump to project management and never looked back. After leading a team of marketing project managers at Whole Foods Market for several years, she’s now the Senior Producer on the Design Education team at USAA.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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