Managing Creative Projects and Teams
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Level: Undergraduate, Graduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Strategic Design & Mgmt
Course Number: PGDM 5120
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Online
Permission Required: No
  • Organizational Development
  • Leadership
This course engages students in hands-on project management techniques worthy of new socio-economic conditions, constraints, and controversies. Students will define and practice techniques for fashioning order out of chaos, especially in the design management field with fewer rules, greater flow of information, and environmental dynamics, but with a mandate for rapid innovation, resiliency and gracefulness in frequent failure situations. They will develop their abilities to inspire and influence their interpersonal and leadership competencies. They will practice choice-making based on reductive and incomplete information, leveraging their rich experiential knowledge base, and identify how to productively function in organic, sometimes dysfunctional non-hierarchies. They will demonstrate high-performance team leadership via required field work and qualitative, quantitative research as well as collaborative methods.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: MS in Strategic Design and Management majors only; others by permission of MS in Strategic Design and Management program.


Open to Certificate students.

Open to Graduate students.


Open to Business of Design students.

Open to Strategic Design & Management students.