Project Management Advanced

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This course builds on the skills taught in Project Management: Intermediate. In the Advanced course, students will learn about contracts, procurement, solicitation, integration, and the project management process. Course activities will cover discussing types of contracts, identifying the role of procurement planning, soliciting contractors, evaluating proposals, negotiating contracts, developing a project plan, and implementing a work authorization system. Students will also identify process groups and variables, write closeout reports, and identify different methods of project termination.

Course Content


UNIT 1: PROCUREMENT PLANNING

Topic A: Fundamentals of contracts
Topic B: Procurement planning

UNIT 2: PLANNING, SOLICITING, AND SELECTING

Topic A: Solicitation planning
Topic B: Selection

UNIT 3: CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION AND CLOSEOUT

Topic A: Contract administration
Topic B: Elements of contract administration

UNIT 4: PROJECT INTEGRATION AND PLAN DEVELOPMENT

Topic A: Integration
Topic B: Project planning

UNIT 5: IMPLEMENTING PLANS AND CONTROLLING CHANGE

Topic A: Implementing the plan
Topic B: Controlling change

UNIT 6: THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Topic A: The process
Topic B: Initiation and planning

UNIT 7: EXECUTION, CONTROL, AND PROJECT CLOSEOUT

Topic A: Project execution
Topic B: Controlling a project
Topic C: Closing a project