Program & Project Management

Project Management Essentials

Course Code: 01-14-P007

This course addresses the nuts and bolts of project management essentials and is for anyone charged with leading a project team to successful completion. You will discuss basic fundamentals as well as participate in hands-on activities that will help you plan and execute projects on time, stay on budget, and work with maximum efficiency.

    Note: This is a core course in the Project Management Certificate Program. Successful completion fulfills 15 Professional Development Units toward certification or professional development.

      Performance Objectives: Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

      • Describe how the culture and structure of an agency influences projects.
      • Explain key project management process standards.·
      • Demonstrate essential project management competencies. ·
      • Discuss the importance of risk analysis, mitigation and monitoring.
      • Define the phases of a project including the project vision, objectives and scope.
      • Plan a project's key stages.
      • Develop and manage scope of work. 
      • Define tasks, sequences and time estimates. 
      • Implement critical path analysis. 
      • Manage project controls to ensure project success. 
      • Relate project management principles to practical real world experiences. 
      • Incorporate quality management techniques in a project.

      Competencies covered in this course: Project Management

        Intended Audience: Public sector employees who are responsible for planning and managing projects. This course applies to private, public, government municipal and federal entities.