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Project Management Fundamentals

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An understanding of the foundational knowledge, skills, tools and techniques of project management is integral 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 set forth by the Project Management Institute, the world's leading professional association for the project management profession. Learners will gain a basic understanding of the methodologies, principles and practices fundamental to project management. This course provides 24 professional development hours in three, 8-hour weeks.

This non-credit course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 0
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Project Communication Management, Project Risk Management, Project Procurement Management, & Project Stakeholder Management

    • Define the processes typically associated with project procurement management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project procurement management processes
    • Recognize various types of procurement contractual agreements
    • Define the processes typically associated with project stakeholder management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project stakeholder management processes
    • Identify classification models used for stakeholder analysis
    • Define the processes typically associated with project communication management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project communication management processes
    • Identify communication skills necessary for project management
    • Understand how to outline the components of a communications management plan
    • Define the processes typically associated with project risk management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project risk management processes
    • Understand how to perform simple qualitative risk calculations

    Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management & Project Human Resource Management

    • Identify the specific differences between operational and project team management
    • Identify techniques for managing conflict
    • Define the processes typically associated with project time management
    • Identify the purpose of sequencing activity procedures
    • Understand how to interpret various types of network diagrams to identify critical path activities
    • Define the processes typically associated with project cost management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project cost management processes
    • Understand the concept of Earned Value Management
    • Define the processes typically associated with project quality management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project quality management processes
    • Recognize when to use quality tools and quality control tools
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project time management processes
    • Understand how to perform a simple calculation of activity estimates
    • Understand how to apply quality tools to simple scenarios to identify issues, root causes, trends, and/or problems
    • Define the processes typically associated with project human resource management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project human resource processes
    • Understand how to interpret an organization chart and position descriptions for a project team

    Project Management and Processes in Context, Project Integration Management & Project Scope Management

    • Recognize project management terminology, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
    • Understand the relationships between Process Groups and Knowledge Areas
    • Recognize where outputs from one process become inputs into another
    • Recognize that the same tools and techniques are used in several processes
    • Define the processes typically associated with integration management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with integration management processes
    • Recognize the uses and components of a project management plan
    • Identify the purpose of project change management procedures
    • Define the processes typically associated with project scope management
    • Identify the inputs, outputs, and tools and techniques associated with the project scope management processes
    • Identify the purpose of a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Identify the purpose of a requirements document
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