What is Project Management?
A project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. According to Kathy Schwalbe, author of An Introduction to Project Management, "Many people and organizations today have a new or renewed interest in project management." Today's project management involves much more, and people in every industry and every country manage projects. New technologies have become a significant factor in many organizations, and the use of interdisciplinary and global work teams has radically changed the work environment.
What Environment Do You Want?
The UVU Technology Management program provides these and more in our two courses, Tech 3400 Project Management and Tech 4400 Advanced Project Management.
In the Tech 3400 course, students are taught the fundamental principles, processes, and techniques of project management. Students learn how to use a software systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling the project. To become engaged learners, professors encourage students to apply for jobs that involve processes for managing projects across multiple disciplines and industries with varying management structures. Our program introduces the tools that our students will be using to manage multiple projects.
Our Tech 4400 course allows students to apply Program Management, Project Portfolio Management, and Strategic Project Leadership and Management. These activities cover principles for managing multiple projects and give students an understanding of best practices which, if applied correctly, will save your future company time and money.
Join Project Management Institute Regional & National Chapters
You can stand out from the crowd and demonstrate your project management skills by applying and refining your industrial knowledge used all across the world through project simulations. As a member in the Project Management Institute (PMI) student chapter, you will gain the following benefits:
- Knowledge sharing and networking opportunities through PMI chapters
- Global, regional, and local seminars on project management practices
- Research and reference services that can help your business
- Certification opportunities for use in the industry
If you are interested in participating in a case study on issues in the industry and finding a solution using Project Management Principles, please contact Russell Thornley at (801)-863-6817. You might be a lucky student that will be able to go to Washington D.C. and present your case to other industries.