Managing Creative Projects and Teams
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
School: School of Design Strategies
Department: Design & Management
Course Number: PUDM 3401
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus, Paris campus, Online
Permission Required: No
This course introduces methods of planning and resource allocation that are central to most forms of project management and examines their application to the practice of design, where innovation is the objective and the means by which it is to be attained are often ill-defined. Students learn how to decompose complex processes into components, to distinguish those that are unfamiliar from those that are routine, and to use techniques such as Critical-Path Methodology to identify and manage levels of risk as projects unfold. As students master these techniques, and thereby develop the insight that is necessary to manage design projects efficiently, they also gain an appreciation of ways that management itself can be a creative activity.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: All School of Design Strategies upper-level undergraduate degree students; other upper-level students with permission of BBA in Strategic Design and Management program.