Audience: Executives, Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors
Method: In-person Instructor-led
Instructor: Rodney Verhoeff
Registration Deadline: 9/24/19
This course introduces the basic concepts of strategic leadership, project planning, and management. It will examine and consider the practical applications of strategic leadership, project planning, and project management. Students will then apply these concepts and principles in real-world scenarios.
Do you learn best by doing? Do you need an interactive method to get an overview of project management fundamentals including getting things done through and with other people? This course is designed as the first part in a two-part series along with Managing Projects, Part 2: Applying the Fundamentals, to introduce students to the fundamentals of project management and offer the opportunity to practice and apply newfound knowledge and techniques.
This course covers the underlying fundamentals of successfully guiding a project to completion that are common to many methodologies with a focus on tools and techniques for defining, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects to produce defined and measurable results. It emphasizes practicality in project management, while still emphasizing flexible and proven approaches to meet project goals. Along with Part 2, which focuses on application of fundamentals via a project simulation, this course provides a solid foundation to help students understand the fundamentals of project management, begin building a project management “toolbox,” and gain valuable practice taking a project through the entire project management lifecycle.
This course is aligned with the leading project management standard today, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and covers the five standard project process groups, ten knowledge areas, and 47 processes that collectively can serve as a baseline for successful project management.
These credits apply towards Creighton’s MBA or MS-BIA graduate degrees. If you do not have a bachelor’s degree, this course is cross-listed as a graduate/undergraduate course, but it is highly recommended that students have several years of working experience and prior business-related coursework before taking this course.
PMI, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PgMP, OPM3 and PMBOK are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
If you are a Creighton employee and wish to utilize tuition remission for this course, please complete the application found here.