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.
Schedule development and control.
Resource identification and cost approximating.
Budgeting and cost control.
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
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