In this comprehensive course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.
Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of formal project management.
You will discover the approaches and techniques that make project managers successful, covering topics such as:
- Analyzing stakeholders
- Defining expectations
- Defining project deliverables
- Analyzing scope
- Developing schedules
- Mitigating risk
- Contingency planning
- Establishing and applying effective change controls
- Performance reporting
- Communicating status to project stakeholders
During class, project management theory will be interspersed with practical, hands-on workshops. Seventy percent of class time is dedicated to experience-based skills development. In the remaining class time, you will learn about methodologies and put practical skills into context.
Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 72% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.
You will need to provide the computer on which you will participate in the class. Most recent Windows and Mac OS operating systems are supported, as well as most current browsers. Before the class you will be provided with instructions for testing and logging into the virtual environment. Printed materials will be shipped to you.
What You’ll Learn:
- Manage a project through each stage of the project management life cycle
- Document the needs and priorities of key stakeholders
- Develop an execution strategy that will fulfill stakeholders’ expectations
- Develop a project plan that balances scope, time, cost, and risk
- Assess project complexity and analyze scope to a suitable degree of granularity
- Establish project controls to ensure a successful outcome
- Monitor project activities and effectively assess progress
- Report status and performance efficiently and effectively
- Collect lessons learned and create a project archive that contributes to an organization’s experience base
Anyone who is involved in, or affected by, projects or change management within an organization, including Project Managers, IT Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Team Leaders, Product Managers, Program Managers, Project Team Members, Subject Matter Experts, Analysts, Stakeholders, and Senior Managers who want to get more out of their project teams.