Introduction to Project Management
5

Tuesday, 5 November

3:30 5:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Introduction to Project Management | November 5

Colleen Graneto Photo


Product Manager, Airbnb

5

Tuesday, 5 November

3:30 5:30 pm PST

GA SF

225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco, CA 94104
$40 USD
Regular Ticket
$40 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

Colleen Graneto Photo

Product Manager,
Airbnb

Colleen is currently building a world class payments platform empowering Airbnb hosts and guests to exchange billions of dollars in over 191 countries and 70 currencies. At Airbnb, she also worked on growing the Experiences business which consists of activities hosted by local experts. Before Airbnb, Colleen worked with several different companies and projects, large and small, and across various industries, learning that the path to developing exciting products and highly productive teams always looks different. When not thinking about prioritization, scale and growth problems, or creative new opportunities, Colleen enjoys cooking and eating good food, biking, plants, and traveling (she has lived overseas twice). Colleen also runs a small fair trade business designing and importing jewelry made from seeds sustainably harvested from the rainforests of Ecuador, La Pucara Jewelry Collections.

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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