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Course Description

Employees with essential Project Management skills are currently in high demand—research has shown that having these project management standards in place will significantly improve the probability of a project being successfully completed; however, when these protocols are absent, the probability of failure increases. As a result, companies now realize that project management plays a critical role in both the delivery of projects as well as the success of the overall organization. In this introductory overview of project management, students will explore a sample PM methodology as well as the industry standard concepts and body of knowledge to approach future projects with more knowledge and confidence.

Course Outline

Project Management Basics

  • What are PMI® and PMBOK®?
  • What is project and program management?
  • Identifying the 3 constraints which impact project success
  • The project life cycle – understanding project management process
  • Understanding project environment
  • Identifying types of project structures
  • Determining effect of politics on projects

Project Manager’s Role

  • Leader and influencer
  • Team builder
  • Communicator
  • Negotiator
  • Influencer and problem solver

Initiating Phase

  • Phase overview
  • Project due diligence
  • Developing the business case for the project
  • Project versus business risk
  • Project selection

Planning Phase & Phase overview

  • Value of planning
  • Forming the high-level project team
  • Creating project plan
  • Defining and validating project scope
  • Project work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Statement of work (SOW)
  • Determining project resources
  • Developing project schedule
  • Identifying project cost

Executing Phase

  • Phase overview
  • Coordinating people and resources to carry out the plan
  • Project team development
  • Team structure/dynamics
  • Understanding motivational theories
  • Identifying appropriate management styles

Controlling Phase

  • Understanding purpose of project control
  • Dealing with change requests
  • Controlling project by examining variances
  • Crashing, fast tracking and resource leveling
  • Computing earned value
  • Measuring and controlling quality
  • Evaluating project

Closing Phase & Phase overview

  • Close-out project contract & Close-out project plan

Learner Outcomes

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Describe the basic concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas of project management
  • Describe a sample project management methodology and how to apply it within an organization
  • Describe the key activities and tasks, which support this sample PM approach
  • Identify key tools and templates used in managing projects

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Project Management
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Nov 13, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
Su
Time
9:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Nov 14, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Nov 15, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Nov 16, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
13.0
Location
  • Zoom (Eastern Time)
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $825.00
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 06, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 06, 2021
Instructors
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