Essentials of Project Management

Villanova University

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Villanova University

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Who should attend

  • Pursuing project management as a new career path
  • Overseeing a project for the first time
  • An active participant in a project team
  • Managing a team of project managers for the first time
  • Looking for formal, foundational project management education
  • Interested in earning the CAPM® or PMP® certification in the future

About the course

The Essentials of Project Management course will give you the practical knowledge, tools, and confidence to succeed in the dynamic field of project management. Whether you’re overseeing a project, are part of a project team, or are just starting to explore project management as a career path, you’ll learn best practices following PMI’s PMBOK® Guide – Seventh Edition.

Essentials of Project Management offers you a critical introduction to the practice of project management, blending theory with practical examples and case studies.

Essentials serves as a stepping-stone to a Certificate in Applied Project Management, and to industry-recognized, tested professional certification such as a Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification or a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.

What You’ll Learn

  • Foundational project management knowledge, including an overview of the discipline and profession of Project Management
  • Tools that can be used in day-to-day jobs, including strategies for planning and balancing project work
  • Applied knowledge through hands-on case study activities, including hands-on experience starting and running a project
  • Discussion and activities focused on executing, controlling, and closing the project
  • Approaches to communicating the strategic value of projects

Curriculum

What are Projects?

  • Projects are Everywhere
  • Evolution of the Profession
  • Projects vs. Operations
  • Process Groups and Project Life Cycles
  • Project Charters & Business Cases

Building Successful Projects

  • Characteristics of Successful Projects
  • Characteristics of Successful Project Managers
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Project Team Members
  • Building a Project Team

Planning the Project

  • The Importance of Planning a Project
  • Defining the Project Scope
  • The Project Plan

Balancing Scope with Schedule and Budget

  • Project Scheduling
  • Creating a Project Budget
  • Understanding Project Resources
  • Managing Complex and Alternative Approaches

Executing the Work

  • Directing and Managing the Project
  • Approved Project Baselines
  • Effective Communication
  • Issues, Risks and Uncertainty

Monitoring and Controlling

  • Reporting
  • Managing Change
  • Managing Quality
  • Refocusing the Project
  • Closing the Project and Lessons Learned

Moving Beyond a Single Project

  • Programs and Portfolios
  • Multiple and Competing Projects
  • Strategic Project Leaders
  • Strategic Projects
  • When to Cancel a Project

Communicating Value and the Future of Project Management

  • Communicating to Senior Executives
  • The Value of Projects
  • The Value of Project Management
  • The Future of the Profession
  • Your Future in Project Management
  • Key Course Takeaways

Essentials of Project Management at Villanova University

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