In this course, students will apply recognized practices of project management and understand a project’s life cycle and roles and skills necessary to effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project.


Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the fundamentals of project management.
  • Perform the pre-project setup.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan project strategies.
  • Develop project schedules.
  • Plan project staffing, communication, and quality.
  • Plan project risk management.
  • Plan project costs.
  • Plan project procurements.
  • Plan for change management and transitions.
  • Manage project execution.
  • Manage project procurement.
  • Control project performance.
  • Monitor and control the triple constraints.
  • Monitor project risks and procurements.
  • Perform the project closure processes.
  • Target audience

    Individuals in various job roles who are involved in leading, managing, and participating in small to medium scale projects.

    1 - Exploring Project Management Fundamentals

    • Examine the Basics of Project Management
    • Describe the Project Life Cycle
    • Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management

    2 - Performing the Pre-Project Setup

    • Create a Project Concept Definition Statement
    • Examine Project Selection
    • Determine Strategic and Operational Relevance
    • Perform Project Feasibility
    • Determine Technical Requirements

    3 - Initiating a Project

    • Prepare a Project Statement of Work
    • Create a Project Charter
    • Identify Project Stakeholders

    4 - Planning Project Strategy

    • Identify Elements of the Project Management Plan and Subsidiary Plans
    • Determine Stakeholder Needs
    • Create a Scope Statement
    • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure

    5 - Developing the Project Schedule

    • Create an Activity List
    • Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
    • Identify Resources
    • Estimate Time
    • Develop a Project Schedule
    • Identify the Critical Path
    • Optimize the Project Schedule
    • Create a Schedule Baseline

    6 - Planning Human Resources, Communication, and Quality

    • Create a Human Resource Plan
    • Create a Communications Management Plan
    • Create a Quality Management Plan

    7 - Planning Project Risk Management

    • Examine a Risk Management Plan
    • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Develop a Risk Response Plan

    8 - Planning Project Costs

    • Estimate Project Costs
    • Estimate the Cost Baseline
    • Reconcile Funding and Costs

    9 - Planning Project Procurements

    • Plan Project Procurements
    • Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
    • Prepare a Procurement Document

    10 - Planning for Change Management and Transitions

    • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
    • Develop a Transition Plan

    11 - Managing Project Execution

    • Direct Project Execution
    • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
    • Assemble a Project Team
    • Develop a Project Team
    • Manage a Project Team
    • Distribute Project Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations

    12 - Managing Project Procurement

    • Obtain Responses from Sellers
    • Determine Project Sellers

    13 - Control Project Performance

    • Monitor and Control Project Work
    • Manage Project Changes
    • Report on Project Performance

    14 - Monitor and Control the Triple Constraints

    • Control Project Scope
    • Control Project Schedule
    • Control Project Costs
    • Manage Project Quality

    15 - Monitoring Project Risks and Procurements

    • Control Project Risks
    • Managing Vendors and Procurements

    16 - Performing the Project Closure Processes

    • Deliver the Final Product
    • Close Project Procurements
    • Conduct a Closeout Meeting
    • Close a Project
    There are no prerequisites for this course.
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