Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Techniques That Work
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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In a professional setting, chances are all of us have been asked to manage projects, whether large or small in scope. Our Project Management Fundamentals course provides a solid basis for individuals who would like to understand the field of project management and the concepts used to successfully deliver projects. We cover the “big picture” by developing project objectives, analyzing appropriate timelines and organization and roles and responsibilities of participants and stakeholders. After taking this course, students will be prepared to discover concepts, tools and ways to manage projects to achieve positive outcomes.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define project management, a project manager’s role and ways to successfully achieve results
  • Identify the principles of risk management and work breakdown structure
  • Recall how to develop and motivate a team and also identify proper communication methods
  • Recognize the principles of earned value management and ways to take your project to the next level

Project Management Fundamentals Module 1
The Key to Achieving Results

A project is a temporary undertaking performed to produce a unique product, service, or result. In module one, we will explore the basics of what makes a project, we will define the project’s audience and we will determine typical project constraints. Understanding how your project fits the bigger picture is very important, as well as identifying the scope of the project.

  • What Makes a Project a Project?
  • Project Manager’s Role
  • Project’s Audience – Drivers, Supporters and Observers
  • Project Constraints
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Network Diagram

Project Management Fundamentals Module 2
Determining When and How Much

In this module, we will decide what skills and knowledge team members must have in order to further develop a project. We will also discuss team members’ roles and responsibilities, how to delegate assignments and effective management techniques. In addition to clearly defined objectives, a workable schedule, and adequate resources, a successful project needs sufficient funds to support the required resources.

  • Project Commitment
  • Developing the Budget
  • Defining Risk and Risk Management
  • Organizational Environments
  • Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities

Project Management Fundamentals Module 3
Managing Your Project to Success

Successful projects require continued care and management to ensure that they follow their plans correctly and, in turn, produce the desired results. In module three we will discuss how to maintain a communications plan and how to keep team members motivated. Developing your own management skills is vitally important, so this week we will identify traits of an effective leader and work to improve your ability to influence your project team.

  • Developing a Team
  • Tracking Progress and Maintaining Control
  • Project Communication
  • Differences Between Leadership and Management
  • Team Member Motivation

Project Management Fundamentals Module 4
Taking Your Project to the Next Level

A major part of project management is information: getting it, storing it, analyzing it, and sharing it. In this final module, we will explore ways to use technology and social media to take your project to the next level. We will define Earned Value Management in order to identify potential problems in your project. Finally, tips and tricks for becoming a better project manager are examined.

  • Using Technology
  • Using Social Media
  • Earned Value Management
  • Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project
  • Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager

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*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.

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