Project Management Fundamentals

Course Info:

Course Introduction

The Project Management Fundamentals Level 1 course combined with Level 2 is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the essentials of project management and to provide them with the requisite hours and knowledge for writing the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) examination.

Upon completion of the Level 1 course, students will have a general understanding of the project management framework and all of the processes associated with the initiating and planning stages of managing a project.

Upon completion of the Level 2 course, students will have a general understanding of the project management framework and all of the processes associated with the executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing stages of managing a project.

Students are given the opportunity to develop, practice and apply project management skills through the review of the course and the completion of review questions and exercises throughout the course.

Course Prerequisites

Introduction to Windows course or equivalent knowledge.

Course Notes

Course manual provided for on-going reference. This course is an ILSPlus course and incorporates a more intensive media component than standard ILS courses. This media will be offered through ACME Pro 2011, similar to the method for offering Academy Online courses. There is a final exam upon completion of the course. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

Course Breakdown

Level 1:
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management and the PMI; What is a Project?; What is Project Management?; Project Context; Role of the Project Manager; Project Management Body of Knowledge

Module 2: Organizational Considerations; Enterprise Environmental Factors; Stakeholders and the Project Team; Project Life Cycle

Module 3: Manage Project Constraints; Project Management Process Groups; Process Relationships; Project Information; Project Management Knowledge Areas; Process Interaction Customization

Module 4: Initiating Process Group; Initiating Processes; Project Charter Purpose and Contents; Project Selection Methods; Project Management Methodology

Module 5: Project Management Information System (PMIS); Use Expert Judgment; Accounting Concepts; Identify Stakeholders

Module 6: Plan the Project; Integration Management; Plan Scope Management; Collect Requirements; Define Scope; Work Breakdown Structure

Module 7: Plan Schedule Management; Define Activities Process; Sequence Activities Process; Estimate Activity Resources Process; Estimate Activity Durations Process; Develop Schedule Process; Activity Sequence and Network Diagrams; Estimating Concepts; Scheduling Options

Module 8: Project Cost Management Processes; Cost Estimating Concepts; Cost Estimating Formulas

Module 9: Plan Quality Management Process; Human Resource Management; Conflict Management; Communications Management; Communications Model; Communication Terms; Communication Methods

Module 10: Risk Management; Plan Risk Management; Identify Risk Process; Risk Identification Techniques; Risk Analysis; Plan Risk Responses Process; Procurement Management; Plan Stakeholder Management Process

Also Includes: Lab Exercise; Glossary; Appendix

Level 2:
Module 1: Execute the Project; Perform Quality Assurance Process; Acquire Project Team Process; Develop Project Team Process; Manage Project Team Process; Manage Communications Process; Conduct Procurements Process; Manage Stakeholder Engagement Process

Module 2: Project Monitoring and Control; Monitor and Control Project Work Process; Perform Integrated Change Control Process; Reasons for Project Changes; Validate Scope Process; Control Scope Process

Module 3: Control Schedule Process; Control Costs Process; Earned Value Analysis; Control Quality Process

Module 4: Control Communications Process; Control Risks Process; Control Procurement Process; Control Stakeholder Engagement Process

Module 5: Close Project or Phase Process; Administrative Closure; Close Procurements Process; Contract Closure Criteria; Administrative vs. Procurement Closure

Module 6: Professional and Social Responsibility; PMI® Code of Professional Conduct; Responsibility; Respect; Fairness; Honesty; Administration of the Code

Module 7: Certification Exam Day; Basic Definitions Review; Knowledge Areas; Process Groups Review; Organizational Structures Review; Network Diagrams Review; Estimating Concepts Review; Cost Estimating Concepts Review; Cost Estimating Formulas Review; Risk Management Review; Contract Types Review; Project Closure Review; PMI® Code of Professional Conduct Review

Also Includes: Lab Exercise; Glossary; Appendix

Course Aim:

To provide a fundamental knowledge of the essential skills of project management and how they can be applied.

Of interest to:

People working in or planning to work in project driven environments as well as people wishing to pursue the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) credential from the Project Management Institute®.

Method of Delivery:

Integrated Learning™ System (ILSPlus) training facilitated by Academy of Learning Career College facilitators.


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