Project Management Fundamentals – pmpdu2000 (0 credits)
Foundational knowledge of the phases and elements of professional project management are important to the success of a project. Using the knowledge areas and process groups related to project management methodologies, the principles in the course align to the standards in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. Students will gain an essential familiarity of the methodologies, principles and practices of project management. This course provides 24 contact hours in six 4-hour workshops.
This non-credit course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
Initiating Process Group
- Describe the key elements of an effective project charter
- Define the elements of the planning process group
- Identify the differences in project management processes and methodologies
- Use effective test-taking strategies.
- Explain the purpose of a project charter
Planning Process Group
- Explain the details required to finalize a project’s scope of work
- Explain the activities involved in creating a network diagram and project schedule
- Identify key success factors
Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling Process Groups
- Describe the fundamental concepts of risk management and risk mitigation techniques
Controlling Process Group
- Explain the items involved in creating a project change request
- Explain the importance of escalations and leadership in relation to project execution
Project Controlling and Closing Process Groups
- Explain the importance of project documentation
- Identify the elements of a project closure document
- Explain the steps of administrative closure
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