Workshop: Project Management for non-Project Managers

Interested in increasing productivity and quality?

Project management offers a rigorous, systemic method to achieve complex objectives. Project management techniques can be applied to both personal and professional endeavors to increase productivity and quality.

This one-day workshop will be held from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, July 26, in the Mikkelsen Library, Room 229. No credits are involved. A certificate of completion will be given to course attendees. And class size is limited to 15 registrants.

This one-day workshop is targeted towards managers and key employees who face challenges with complexity, communication, and coordination of projects. The ideal participants are those currently working outside of a formal project-management structure.

Workshop Title: Project Management for non-Project Managers: the 10% You Need to Know
Instructor: Ryan Sougstad, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Business Administration
Workshop Objective: The objective of this workshop is to introduce participants to the key principles and techniques of project management.

Participants will walk away from the workshop with a toolkit of high-value applications they can implement in their business immediately.

We will cover the following topics:
  • What is project management and why is it important?
  • How to discretize a project into manageable components.
  • How to ensure communication and accountability in project management.
  • Key tools for project management: the work breakdown structure, responsibility matrix, and the project plan.
  • Hands-on learning with free cloud-based project management applications.

Participants are encouraged to bring a current or proposed project to the workshop. Those participants will leave the workshop with an initial project management plan in place.


The cost for the workshop is $249. If you register before July 1 or register 3 or more participants, you qualify for an 'early bird rate' of $199. A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration, with the balance to be paid the first day of the workshop.


Students may pre-register for workshops by mail, phone or in person any time prior to the beginning of the workshop. If registering by phone, you may call 605.274.4126 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Registrations in person will be accepted at the Office of Academic Affairs, located on the 2nd floor of the Administration Building.