Integral Board Group's Chairman & CEO Lectures at New York University (NYU) Polytechnic School of Engineering

APR 23, 2014

New York, NY - Following an invitation from Asit Patel, Adjunct Professor of Project Management at NYU Polytechnic, Integral Board Group's Chairman & CEO Mark A. Pfister held a lecture at the esteemed college.  "Mr. Pfister's many years of leadership experience and project management expertise is a perfect fit for my students," stated Professor Patel.  "He is adept in bridging project management theory to practical applications."  The guest lecture focused on Mr. Pfister's selected focus area of 'Project Management Disciplines - Ties to Effective Leadership and Entrepreneurialism,' a topic of which he is a firm believer.  Mr. Pfister stated that "the foundational teachings of formal project management creates extremely strong leaders and truly effective entrepreneurs.  Additionally, leaders and entrepreneurs with project management backgrounds have a huge advantage in their professional careers."  Students were able to ask questions and share personal experiences with Mr. Pfister in which project management played a positive role.

Further Details on New York University (NYU) Polytechnic School of Engineering's
Project Management Course:

This course focuses on managing technology-based projects, ranging from individual research and development to large-scale and complex technological systems.  It covers topics such as feasibility and risk analyses, project selection and portfolio optimization, functional and administrative structures, coordination and scheduling of activities, personnel planning, negotiations and contracts, cost estimation, capital budgeting, cost controls and effective matrix management.

In an increasingly global and rapidly changing business climate, project management skills are an important and necessary asset in one's executive portfolio.   Information and infrastructure technology have seen unprecedented and revolutionary change in recent years.  In addition to sustaining viable business models and retaining a competitive edge, organizations are transforming their processes and reengineering their business methods to keep up with the times, and the key to successful change is skillful project management.

i2e = invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship. It is NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering's fundamentally new way of approaching academics and research by arming faculty and students with the tools, resources, and inspiration to turn their research into applications, products and services that take flight as faculty and student-owned companies.


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