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Stand Alone Module on Project Management

Join us for the Stand Alone Module on Project Management and gain insights into planning, organization and monitoring small and large-scale undertakings while improving your conversation and negotiation skills!

News from Nov 16, 2015

Even though tools and techniques facilitating large-scale projects, such as the Great Wall of China, the Gothic cathedrals, the American railroad network or the Suez Canal, have existed for thousands of years, the approach towards managing these undertakings differs from our current understanding. At first, it was based on authority and personal leadership, then, during the Industrial Revolution, the focus shifted to the technical aspects originating from heavy industry, military research and space aviation. The modern concept of management was developed in the 1960s by the French mining engineer Henri Fayol who also identified its key components: forecasting, planning, organizing, commanding, coordinating and monitoring.

Starting with a short overview of the historical and theoretical foundations of project management, going through the main concepts and methodologies, the Stand Alone Module on Project Management at the Center for Global Politics offers the opportunity to apply project management tools in team-based projects during the twelve week-long module. Furthermore, the module encompasses a unique focus on both embedding project management tools in a global context and weaving sustainability into the framework of future small- and large-scale undertakings. Our skilled and dedicated instructor Dr. Christina Sieber is originally biologist by training. After having obtained her PhD at Freie Universität Berlin, she received a MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden.

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