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.
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