With virtually every organization now involved or even dependent on programming, managing or working with programmers is now an important part of your toolkit. This course will give you a basic understanding as a non-programmer on how programming works, the programming process, project timelines and ways you can help your techie or tech team in project success. You will learn what you need to know as a non-programmer to successfully work with or manage the project in terms of budget, personal, and timelines.

CEUs/ILUs: 1.6
Length (in hours): 16
Price in USD $195.00
Price in CAD $265.00


Unit 1

Overview of Programming

  • Languages and Projects
  • Working in a CMS
  • The difference between a web site and web app
  • Front-end vs. Back-end

Unit 2

The Programming Process

  • Identify the problem
  • Design a solution
  • Programming and Clean Code

Unit 3

Programming Plans and Timetables

  • Project management tools
  • Realistic timetables
  • Managing scope creep
  • Hourly or flat rate pay

Unit 4

Working With Your Programmer

  • Your role as a non-programmer
  • Terms you should know
  • The programmer’s mindset
  • Deliverables to give to your programmer