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Course Description

Project Management is a fundamental skill in today's workplace. You will learn the basics of good project management, planning considerations, and how to create reasonable, manageable project objectives. You will also discuss the importance of keeping your project on track, scheduling and tracking tools such as the PERT and GANTT charts, and a review of the process upon project completion. Also, given that multiple project management is often a reality, you will discuss managing multiple project objectives and priorities simultaneously.

Additional program of interest: Applied Project Management Certificate Program 

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, learners will be better able to:

  • Define projects and project management;
  • Gain the basic skills and knowledge to initiate, plan, execute, monitor, control, and close projects;
  • Differentiate between projects and programs;
  • Identify duties and responsibilities of the project manager and the project sponsor;
  • Work within parameters of quality, time, and cost;
  • Identify challenges to projects;
  • Develop work breakdown structures;
  • Discover techniques to estimate time and cost dimensions;
  • Explain the importance and use of tracking software such as Excel, MS Project, and Primavera;
  • Identify Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) resources;
  • Describe characteristics of successful project managers; and
  • Explore opportunities for certification and project management career paths.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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