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Course Description

The Basics of Project Management

21 Hours
Gain an excellent understanding of the five Project Management Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling and Closing) to enhance overall performance and the success of any project in any organization or industry. Discover how to integrate the 10 Knowledge Area processes, tools and templates in a manner that can be readily applied in your work place. Learn how the project management processes interact with each other to successfully achieve project objectives. Concepts include stakeholder, scope, quality, schedule, cost, resources, communication, risk, procurement and project integration management. You will also apply various techniques such as stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, scheduling, estimating, risk assessments, evaluation criteria, change control and lessons learned.

NOTE: This course is eligible for credit in both the Construction Management Certificate and the Project Management Certificate.

Project Management and the Organization

3.5 Hours
Understanding how your project links to strategic goals is fundamental to guiding all the decisions you will undertake on your project. Learn how organizations use project management to achieve strategic objectives. Concepts include portfolio and program management, business case fundamentals, organizational impacts on project structures and reporting relationships. You will also develop a Project Charter to enable the authorization of a specific project to expend corporate resources.


Project Scope and Quality Management

14 Hours
Scope definition and quality control are fundamental to project success. Learn how to elicit and turn requirements into a project scope with the appropriate level of quality. Concepts include requirements elicitation techniques, scope management planning, work breakdown structure, scope validation and scope control. Also addressed are concepts related to quality management models, and quality management planning. You will apply these concepts to various exercises based on real world examples and case studies.


Project Schedule and Cost Management

21 Hours
Schedule and cost definition and control are critical to project success. Learn to turn the outputs from the scope and quality processes into the basis for building realistic estimates of time and cost for your projects. Concepts include how to estimate with differing levels of definition, to develop and display schedule information using GANTT Charts, Program Evaluation Review Technique (PERT), Project Network Diagrams, Precedence Diagrams and Critical Paths. You will also apply various techniques including Earned Value Methodology to measure and report the combined impact of schedule and variances.


Project Stakeholder, Resources & Communications Management

21 Hours
Learn to identify and communicate effectively with external and internal stakeholders, to foster support for the project goals and objectives, and to build dynamic teams. Concepts include identifying, categorizing and managing stakeholders and their expectations,  organizational change management, the fundamentals of leadership styles and building effective teams, the impact of your communication style on your project success, the mechanics of project communications, and project archives and records/document management. You will also apply various techniques such as stakeholder analysis, stakeholder registers, team dynamics, motivational models, communication styles and methods, situational leadership, and coaching inventory


Project Procurement Management

14 Hours
Have you ever had difficulty negotiating contracts or defining the activities required by the vendor on your project? Learn how to develop contracting strategies and the respective roles of the project and procurement departments in negotiating, forming, administering, managing and closing contracts. Concepts include the procurement life cycles, the basic components of and types of contracts, evaluation approaches, and vendor relationship management. You will also apply various techniques including make or buy analysis, selection of contract types, risk mitigation using procurement strategies, claims management and procurement performance reviews and audits


Project Risk Management

14 Hours
Inappropriately managed risk can have serious consequences. Learn how to identify and appropriately categorize risk to plan for and respond to these risks in a more effective manner. Concepts include risk identification, types of risk analysis, response strategies, risk registers, impact on project management plan, risk audits and reassessments. You will also apply various techniques such as risk categorization, probability and impact assessments and matrices, expected monetary value analysis, quantitative and qualitative risk analysis, contingency analysis, risk mitigation strategies, tornado diagrams, decisions trees, variance and trend analysis.


Project Integration Management

3.5 Hours
Learn how integration processes assist the project manager to deliver projects on time and on budget to meet business objectives. Enhance your ability to integrate all the elements of a project into a single comprehensive project management plan, then action that plan using appropriate monitoring and control techniques combined with a comprehensive change control process. Concepts include how all the project management knowledge areas work together in an integrated fashion, the impact of project management methodologies, configuration management, change control boards, use of project reports and information, lessons learned, and the role of ethics in the project process. You will also apply project management techniques such as change requests, control logs, audits, historical information and close out reports.

NOTE: it is recommended that this course be taken after all others have been completed.

OPTIONAL - Project Management Professional PMP* Exam Prep Course (6th Edition)

PDU: 35 | CEU: 3.5         

An online MindEdge course.

This completely online and self-paced project management program builds successful project managers at all levels of the organization. It provides a comprehensive preparation for the PMP® certification exam including exam-taking tips, 12 comprehensive module quizzes, five process group tests, and two full-length, 200-question practice exams covering the PMBOK® Guide areas of knowledge, which will provide a report to help you determine your areas of weakness. This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition.

All courses earn PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs) – number of PDUs equivalent to hours of instruction.

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