Mr. William M. Brooks has over 34 years of high technology industry management experience working in New Product Development (NPD) organizations. His role has spanned from Research Physicist to Senior Vice President/General Manager, often working as Senior Program Manager leading international product development teams. His expertise extends from technology to business development that includes project planning, multi-criteria decision-making, multi-cultural leadership, financial management, contracts management, and strategy development.
Cross border leadership and management, leadership development, management of product development, operations management, strategic planning
Courses offered in the past four years.
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MBAG 8655 - Tools for Project Mgmt
This course describes practical project management skills needed to successfully lead modern, multi-disciplinary, international projects. A description of the project management cycle is linked to the project lifecycle. Tools that help propel the project management cycle are described and demonstrated, including tools and techniques for managing project complexity, managing virtual and geographically fragmented project teams, tailoring the project scope to satisfy organizational costs and schedule constraints, identifying and proactively resolving potential success conflicts, and providing clarity to a project team. Also, practical methods and tools are presented that develop a prescription for project management development that is optimized for the organization’s culture and business environment.
Spring 2014 - MIIS