Managing Projects: The Fundamentals

Managing Projects: The Fundamentals
Monday, January 13, 2020 - Sunday, February 9, 2020

Audience: Executives, managers, professionals, supervisors
Method: Online
Duration: 8 weeks (4-week course and 4-week lab that follows)
Credits: 1.5 for this course and 1.5 for the lab
Registration deadline: 1/12/20
Instructor: Rodney Verhoeff
Cost: $1,250 for the course and $1,250 for the lab that follows

The training starts with a four-week course and is followed by a four-week lab. After registering for the course, you’ll be prompted to register for the lab. Please complete both registrations.

A two-part project management course for learning the essentials.

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 two-part course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of project management and offer the opportunity to practice and apply newfound knowledge and techniques. After a foundation is set, you’ll continue learning in the lab that follows. In the lab, students work in teams to approach a complex project management scenario and take a project from initiation through closing using a tailored approach that integrates the various topics covered in both courses and allows for direct application of tools 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 the lab, 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.