Introduction to Basic Project Management at UNH

Introduction to Basic Project Management

Project management skills are a required core competency for growth and quality-oriented organizations.

This two-day workshop breaks down the process of planning and implementing projects into easily mastered steps. It will focus on the concepts, practices, and tools of real-world project management.

You'll learn how to determine when to use project management, define project boundaries, establish the project's structure, develop an effective team, create the project charter or description, define project scope, create the work breakdown structure, determine the sequence of project work, create a realistic schedule, monitor progress, and communicate project status.

To enable learning these skills participants will be working in teams on a case project that can be a team member's live project.

What You Will Learn


Introduction to Basic Project Management

Enabling organizations to confidently create continuous desirable business change...It’s all about desirable results. Period.

Workshop Topics Include:

  • What is a project?
  • Benefits of Project Management
  • Why is Structured Project Management Becoming More Popular?
  • Project Management is for Managing Business Change
  • Operational Management vs. Project Management
  • Why do Projects Under-perform?
  • Project Management Methodologies

Instructor Bios


Introduction to Basic Project Management

  • Stephen Stofanak

    Stephen Stofanak

    Stephen Stofanak is a senior management consultant with over 35 years of business experience. He started his career as an engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation spending 23 years in various technical and management positions in the field as well as at Corporate Field Service and Corporate Manufacturing & Logistics.  While at Digital he helped develop the Digital Program Methodology which was used by Digital's consultants for planning & implementing customer projects.  He had his own consulting company delivering project and organizational change management training, consulting, and coaching to over 300 companies throughout New England.  He worked with such companies as Fairchild, The Jackson Laboratory, Public Service of NH, Cornell University, Laconia Savings, Felton Brush, Kennebunk Savings, York Hospital, Saint-Gobain, and St Joseph's Hospital/Bangor. 

09:00am - 03:30pm
09:00am - 03:30pm
Portsmouth/Pease, Great Bay Community College
Stephen Stofanak
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount
Cooperative Extension Discount