• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This course teaches students basic project management techniques, including managing time and costs. Students will identify the features and attributes of a project, the steps and variables of the project management process, the effects of environmental, socioeconomic and organizational structure issues, and the responsibilities of a project manager. Course activities also cover defining the project scope, writing a project charter, developing a work breakdown structure, identifying time management components, describing schedule development, using mathematical analysis techniques, and assigning resources. Students will also learn how to estimate resource costs, create a capital budget, control the project costs, and compute a project?s estimate at completion (EAC) and variance at completion (VAC).

  • Fundamentals of project management.
  • Characteristics of a project.
  • Project initiation and scope planning.
  • Scope definition, verification, and change control.
  • Time management.
  • Schedule development and control.
  • Resource identification and cost approximating.
  • Budgeting and cost control.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will know how to:

  • Identify the requirements for the PMP exam and discuss the PMP exam content
  • Describe the project management context
  • Explain the project management framework
  • Identify the knowledge areas and process groups of project management

Framework Connections

Feedback

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