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Course overview

Learn to organize your project, track costs and time expenditures, manage quality and risk, evaluate human resources requirements and overcome potential obstacles. Whether managing an office move, implementing a new accounting system or launching a special program initiative, this course gives you the crucial skills for success.

Note: This course is aligned with the PMBOK® Guide-5th Edition, which covers all related best practices. In compliance with the Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI®) standards effective January 1, 2013, this course provides measurable learning outcomes. Testing will occur during the session to assess student attainment of the learning outcomes. Individual test results are for the use of the student and the Graduate School USA only.

Related Certificate Programs:
This course is part of the Certificates of Accomplishment in Program and Management Analysis, PersonalProperty Management, Human Resources Management and Project Management.

PMBOK® Guide and PMI® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.

Who should attend?

Project managers, team leaders, team members and other professionals who want to learn how to complete projects on time and within budget, and meet quality standards.

Learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate use of basic project management concepts and terminology related to PMBOK® Guide best practices
  • Apply the Road Map to Good Project Management when initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing a project
  • Describe the most important tools and techniques needed to plan, schedule, and control projects
  • Lead the project team to execute the project plan
  • Control project execution by monitoring performance versus plan, and taking corrective action
  • Control project execution by monitoring performance verses plan, and taking corrective action
  • Effectively close a project and formally terminate all activities
  • Describe the value of project management software

Course outline

Syllabus -- Project Management, Graduate School, USDA

Day one of four

  • What is Project Management
    • Definition of a project
    • Definition of project management
    • Relationship to other management disciplines
    • Examples

  • The Project Management Context
    • Stakeholders
    • Project organization managerial styles
    • The project manager's role

  • Project Management Processes
    • Phases of project management
    • Stages of a major project

Day two of four

  • Project Management Integration
    • Project plan development: tools and techniques
    • Project plan execution: tools and techniques
    • Overall change control

  • Project SCOPE Management
    • Initiation - does the project all (and only) the work required?
    • Problem definition
    • Determining feasibility
    • Generating project ideas
    • Establishing project objectives
    • Case study

Day three of four

  • Project Time Management: Planning, Scheduling and Controlling
    • Work breakdown structure
    • Precedence relationships
    • Sequencing project tasks
    • Precedence diagrams
    • PERT diagrams
    • Cost and time estimating
    • Gantt charts

Day four of four

  • Cost Management
    • Resource planning
    • Estimating
    • Budgeting
    • Control

  • Quality Management
    • Planning: tools and techniques
    • Assurance
    • Control

  • Project Human Resource Management
    • Skill identification/utilization
    • Planning for project staffing needs
    • Case study
    • Project team lifecycle

  • Effective Project Communication
    • Communications planning
    • Elements of project documentation
    • Performance reporting

  • Project Risk Management
    • Risk identification
    • Quantification
    • Exercise

  • Procurement Management
    • Procurement planning
    • Solicitation/source selection
    • Contract administration
    • Contract close-out

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