Program & Project Management

Project Management Fundamentals

Course Code: 2410

As the business world continues to evolve rapidly, project management methodologies have become increasingly important for assessing success within companies of any size. In today's work environment, employees are often tasked with managing projects in addition to their regular duties, requiring them to complete tasks on time, within budget, and to a high standard.

While this course does not transform participants into full-time project managers, it offers a comprehensive overview of common terms and practices for working on projects. By taking this course, you'll gain essential knowledge that will start to prepare you for pursuing Project Management Professional certification in the future.

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

  • Define a project
  • Identify the phases of a project's life cycle
  • Understand the varying roles of a Project Manager
  • Determine the scope of a project
  • Identify the skills of a good Project Team
  • Analyze risks associated with projects
  • Create a work breakdown structure
  • Identify tasks and their relationships
  • Create a project schedule
  • Use different tools to help determine costs
  • Understand the importance of a good communication plan
  • Have a plan to handle change
  • Execute, track, and report on your project

Competencies Covered: 

  • Getting started with project management
  • Initiating and planning a project
  • Planning for time and cost
  • Managing a project communication and change control
  • Closing out a project

 Intended Audience: Public sector employees