Project Management Fundamentals

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry's best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes Audience This course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can take up this coursePrerequisites Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects would be preferable.Learning Objectives You will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects.Course Content

LESSON 1: GETTING STARTED WITH PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Topic 1A: Describe a Project Topic 1B: Describe the Project Management Life Cycle Topic 1C: Identify the Role of a Project Manager

LESSON 2: INITIATING A PROJECT

Topic 2A: Determine the Scope of a Project Topic 2B: Identify the Skills for a Project Team Topic 2C: Identify the Risks to a Project

LESSON 3: PLANNING FOR TIME AND COST

Topic 3A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure Topic 3B: Sequence the Activities Topic 3C: Create a Project Schedule Topic 3D: Determine Project Costs

LESSON 4: PLANNING FOR PROJECT RISKS, COMMUNICATION, AND CHANGE CONTROL

Topic 4A: Analyze the Risks to a Project Topic 4B: Create a Communication Plan Topic 4C: Plan for Change Control

LESSON 5: MANAGING A PROJECT

Topic 5A: Begin Project Work Topic 5B: Execute the Project Plan Topic 5C: Track Project Progress Topic 5D: Report Performance Topic 5E: Implement Change Control

LESSON 6: EXECUTING THE PROJECT CLOSEOUT PHASE

Topic 6A: Close a Project Topic 6B: Create a Final Report