The Introduction to Project Management – Foundation for Success course is an online, self-paced, 40- hour, twelve module comprehensive course that provides content that aligns with the Project Management Institute (PMI) “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)”. This guide is a recognized and accepted standard of knowledge as related to project management world-wide.
As you proceed through this course, you will build a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools that cover the entire project life cycle.
Who is this Course for?
- Anyone that has an interest in project management.
- Anyone interested in learning the skills for life-long success.
- Those to work online and to be self-paced.
- Anyone that wants to acquire the CAPM designation to increase their employability.
Why this course?
This course focuses on preparing graduates to understand project management and how to apply the success principles of project management to projects.
At the end of the program, students should leave with the knowledge, vocabulary and skills needed to successfully manage projects in professional situations and qualify to write the Project Management Institute (PMI) exam to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
Project management uses specific knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to deliver something of value to people. The development of software for an improved business process, the construction of a building, the relief effort after a natural disaster and the expansion of sales into a new geographic market—are all examples of projects.
As a project manager, you will feel rewarded when you keep your schedule on track, meet the budget and collaborate with colleagues to ensure everything runs efficiently. Project managers help companies improve efficiency and save money to improve an organization’s overall performance.
According to the Economist Intelligence Unit Survey, 90% of global senior executives ranked project management methods as either critical or somewhat important in their ability to deliver successful projects and remain competitive. Project management skills will allow you to get things done successfully, regardless of your industry — from advertising to zookeeping.
- Upon obtaining a passing percentage of 60%, students will be issued a certificate of accomplishment.
- Upon completing this course, students will be eligible to apply to write the CAPM exam from PMI.
Overall Learning Outcomes
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define project management
- List the steps in the Project Life Cycle and the value/purpose of each one
- Identify how a project gets started
- Perform the steps required to determine the Critical Path for a project
- Define project management in the context of business
- Define the components of the Success Triangle
- Define standard terms used in project management
- Differentiate between various strategies for involving and engaging stakeholders
- Calculate the actual cost and effort that it takes for a project to be successful
- Apply two powerful techniques to ensure your meetings add value
- Identify what approach to use for calculating a budget
- Apply a strategy/process to ensure you have the skills required to be successful
- Identify what work needs to be done for a project to be successful
- Identify and plan for impacts on your project (risk management)
- Utilize templates to assist you in documenting a project
- Define the purpose and value of including Lessons Learned in your project
- Demonstrate foundational knowledge of project management
This course contains 12 modules:
- Module 1 – Introduction to Project Management
- Module 2 – Project Management Structure
- Module 3 – Initiate the Project
- Module 4 – Identify the Work
- Module 5 – Estimate the Work
- Module 6 – Schedule the Work
- Module 7 – Determine the Cost – Create a Budget
- Module 8 – Complete the Plan
- Module 9 – Do it – Execute the Plan
- Module 10 – Conclude the Project
- Module 11 – Enjoy and Learn from Success
- Module 12 – Resources
- You need a computer (with at least 8 GB RAM and 100 GB free pace) Linux, Mac or Windows
- Access to the internet
- English language proficiency
- Experience in project management is useful but not necessary
How to Apply
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