Austin E. Thompson, Jr.

Author, Consultant, Instructor and Public Speaker.

Austin Thompson as an Instructor

Adjunct Professor
Shorter University
College of Adult and Professional Programs (CAPP)
315 Shorter Avenue
Rome, GA 30165
Dr. Barbara Finn, Dean of CAPP


Class: PJMT4010 – Fundamentals of Project Management
Main Text: Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) – 4th Edition
Teaching Since: February 2010

Featured Lecture Topics:
Introduction to the PMBOK and the Project Management Institute
    • The Five Project Management Lifecycle Phases and Process Groups
    • The Nine Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • Managing Project Constraints (Scope, Schedule, Budget, Quality)
    • Effective Project Integration
    • Earned Value Management & Analysis
    • Effective Project Budget Management
    • Developing the Project Charter
    • Developing the Project Schedule
    • Developing the Project Scope Statement
    • Critical Path Analysis – Activity Durations and Precedence
    • The Knowledge, Skills, and Tools of Project Management
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Effective Scope Management
    • Process Groups Inputs and Outputs
    • Roles and Responsibilities of a Project Manager
    • Program Management vs. Project Management
    • Managing the Project Team
    • Project Team Dynamics
    • Monitoring and Controlling a Project
    • Business Case Analysis and Feasibility Study
    • Risk Management Planning
    • Effective Project Meetings and Status Reports
    • Project Baseline
    • Class Projects and Exams

Guest Instructor Information:
Argosy University
College of Business
980 Hammond Drive
Atlanta, GA 30328
Guest Lecturer for Professor Andrea George

Class: MGMT 402 – Project Management
Text: Presentation
Featured Lecture Topic: Managing the Book Publishing Process as a Project from Initiation to Close

Class: COM 104 – Communications
Text: Presentation
Featured Lecture Topic: Persuasion and Personal Branding: The Art of Marketing Yourself and Your Product

Business Planning Seminars:

How to Build an Effective Business Plan – For Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

    • Operations Planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Legal Structures of a Business (No legal advisement provided)
    • Market Planning and Analysis
    • Economic Analysis
    • Industry Analysis
    • Feasibility Studies
    • Financial Analysis (Pro-Forma Forecasting)

For more information, see consulting