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Fundamentals of Project Management
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Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
The Fundamentals of Project Management training is designed to provide an introductory overview of the project management discipline.

The training effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of the most basic project management principles. The training focuses on the standard project management terms and processes associated with initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project.

Topics areas include:
• Project Management Terminology
• Project Organizations
• Project Selection and Prioritization
• Initiating a Project
• Scope Definition
• Project Planning and Scheduling
• Resource Identification and Assignment
• Project Budgeting
• Project Reporting
• Risk Management
• Scope and Change Control
• Project Closure
Course Objectives
  1. The primary objectives of this session include learning how:
    • To define and recognize the fundamental terminology of the project management discipline
    • To identify all process groups of the project management life-cycle
    • To prioritize the primary project constraints of a project
    • To identify and assess the relative importance of key project stakeholders
    • To identify key project deliverables and decompose them to build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • To formulate an activities list required to produce the project’s deliverables and work packages
    • To build a project schedule, identify its critical path, and determine relative float/slack for activities
    • To identify pertinent roles and responsibilities required to complete the project activities
    • To formulate a budget estimate for the project
    • To identify key communication elements of a project
    • To assess key project risks and formulate action plans to minimize their exposure to the project
Outline of Instruction
  1. I. Introduction to Project Management
    A. Definition of a Project
    B. Projects vs. Programs
    C. Project Management Life Cycle
    D. Project Management Terminology
    E. Triple Constraints of Project Management

    II. Initiating a Project
    A. Project Initiation
    B. Evaluation, Selection, and Prioritization
    C. Stakeholder Analysis
    D. Project Charter
    E. Project Management Organization Types

    III. Planning a Project
    A. Scope Planning and Decomposition
    B. Time Management and Scheduling
    C. Resource Planning
    D. Cost Estimating and Budgeting

    IV. Executing and Controlling a Project
    A. Project Communications and Reporting
    B. Project Risk Management
    C. Project Change Control
    D. Project Quality Management

    V. Closing a Project
    A. Administrative Closure and Contract Closeout
    B. Lessons Learned
    C. Final
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 100%
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff