Project Management

For the past decade, Project Management has consistently been one to Top five (5), high-paying skills in demand for employment and for business. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world’s most recognized body for providing the framework for a Project Management Body of Knowledge. This course covers all the essential concepts from the Project Management Institute (PMI)'s 'A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Guide, Fourth and Fifth Editions. In this course, students will become Project Manager while engaging in a hands-on exercise of developing their own personal or business project. Students will learn the art-and-science of the high-paying Project Management field. Upon successful completion, students are prepared to work on projects.

Students learn from beginner-thru-advanced level Project Management concepts, including projects versus operations, choosing a team, scheduling, budgeting, controlling cost, measuring and controlling project performance, and much more.

Additionally, students who are preparing for the PMI Certification (PMP or CAPM) can use this course to help fulfill the training requirement. If you already have your PMP certification, you can also use this toward your CCRs (Continuing Certification Requirements). It will count as 20 hours of Project Planning and 15 hours of Project Controlling.

Applicable Job Roles: project manager, program manager, manager, supervisor, team lead

Outline
Topic 1: Introduction and Initiating
  • Understanding Project Management
    • Project, Program and Portfolio Management
    • Projects versus Operations
    • Project Characteristics
  • The Project Charter
    • PMBOK Overview
    • Needs Analysis
    • OPAs and EEFs
    • Launching the Project Charter
    • Stakeholder Identification
Topic 2: Planning the Project
  • Creating Project Management Plan
  • Requirements Identification
  • Defining the Scope
  • Building the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Activity Management
  • Balancing Cost, Quality and Risk
Topic 3: Executing the Plan
  • Directing and Managing Execution
  • Assuring Quality Assurance
  • Building the Team
  • An Overview of Plan Communication
Topic 4: Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work
  • Change Control
  • Scope
  • Schedule
  • Cost
  • Quality Control and Performance
Topic 5: The Science of Procurement, Information and Project Performance
  • Understanding Procurement
  • The Quality Assurance Procedure Structure
  • Controlling the Information Distribution Flow
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Managing Project Work
  • Procurement Administration
  • Performance Measurement and Change Control Integration
Topic 6: The Art of Working the Results and Professional Responsibility
  • Understanding how to Monitor and Control Risk
  • Cost and Schedule Change Management
  • Deploying Perform Quality Control Techniques
  • Implementing Project and Procurement Closeout and Stakeholder Interest
  • Balancing Professional Responsibility and Knowledge
Prerequisites
  • Understanding of projects, project leadership, project management and/or related experience is a recommended requirement.
Requirements
  • Microsoft Project (any version) OR
  • Open Workbench (download free at: http://openworkbench.org) OR
  • Primavera (any version), OR
  • MS Word, MS Excel or similar resource
Additional Information
At no Additional Cost, Multimedia (Audio/Video/Gaming), content may be used as part of this courses learning resources.

Books:
Required Book The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.

2014

Price: $240.00
IWA Member Price: $140.00
Course No.: B132
Instructor Michael Crawley
Co-instructor/TA Zindaba Nyirenda
CEUs 3
Duration 6 weeks
Cost 56
Open Courses:
- Start Date: Jan 19, 2015
(Register by: Jan 22, 2015)
- Start Date: Mar 16, 2015
(Register by: Mar 19, 2015)
- Start Date: Jun 08, 2015
(Register by: Jun 11, 2015)
- Start Date: Aug 31, 2015
(Register by: Sep 03, 2015)
- Start Date: Nov 09, 2015
(Register by: Nov 12, 2015)

Testimonials

Instructor's Profile:
InstructorMichael L. Crawley, MBA, PMP is a Project Management and Instructional Design professional with 20+ years of business experience. His areas of expertise include needs analysis, learning strategy, organizational development, technical training and design, e-learning, instructor-led training, self-paced training, leadership development, customer relationship skills, customer service, team development, project documentation, change management, process analysis and improvement, knowledge transfer and distribution, and documentation support for technology infrastructures and group facilitation. In addition, Michael has been engaged in internet, digital multimedia production, training and e-Commerce project delivery since the inception of PC-based digital media technology. He has the honor of being a member of the first Compaq Computer/Microsoft Corporation Designated Master Accredited Systems Engineer SQL Server Project team to achieve this distinct certification in the United States. He has deployed projects for companies such as Pearson Education, ITT Technical Institute, AT&T, Motient Wireless Communications, Grainger, NSConline, Intelligent Environments, Financial Software Services and Support, Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Vanstar Corporation, Financial Services and Law Groups, Healthcare organizations as well as Entrepreneurial, Executive Suite and C-Level stakeholders to name a few organizations. In addition, Michael has been engaged in internet, digital multimedia production, training, eLearning, gamification and e-Commerce project delivery since the inception of PC-based digital media technology Michael has a passion for reading, learning and teaching.
Before you register for this class, please read the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections carefully.
 

 Testimonials

Ratings
"Well designed curriculum and balanced course load. An "executive summary" for Project Management. Explores the complexities and rewards of PM's processes without being dogmatic about PMI's PMBOK. Lectures, forums, and assignments were excellent and challenging." - michael weiss