Understanding Specifics of Project Management
When students in her project management class needed a model for their assignment on organization and logistics, College of Westchester Professor Paula Cancro had an idea.
“The college is on trimesters — each is 15 weeks during the day — and a large part of project management is applying what they learn,” Cancro explained.
Last week Cancro, a PMI Westchester member, talked about their day at the Outreach Center and viewing area. As their visit was near the end of the trimester, it served as a culmination to what they’d studied the previous months.
“To learn about it was exciting, and we appreciated their time,” she said of project controls manager Troy Calkins‘ presentation. Observing the bridge construction’s phases at the viewing area helped students gain perspective.
“Some of my students live in Westchester and some are in Rockland, so everyone has to commute at some point,” she said. It was also her first glimpse of the project from RiverWalk Park.
Their questions ranged from project management to terrorism concerns to suicide prevention issues. “My students got to see the engineering, and I was pleased the presenters spoke them at a level they could understand, using all the terminology I use in class,” Cancro said.
A bonus was learning about potential internships. As one friend says, “Indeed.”
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Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015