About the course
The Fundamentals of Project Management course is a hands-on introductory program designed for professionals who have little or no experience with project management. This course thoroughly covers the useful strategies necessary to deliver a project within the defined method, cost and schedule constraints.
Program Focus Areas
USC’s Fundamentals of Project Management course will enable you to identify scope, risks and resources efficiently – empowering you with a highly sought after skill set most companies are seeking. This program is designed to introduce you to the Project Management Certificate which is a gateway to earning your Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential.
This course will cover:
- Project life cycle
- Defining scope
- Scheduling logistics
- Project risks
- Maintaining control
Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
- Describe a Project
- Describe the Project Management Life Cycle
- Identify the Role of a Project Manager
Lesson 2: Initiating a Project
- Determine the Scope of a Project
- Identify the Skills for a Project Team
- Identify the Risks to a Project
Lession 3: Planning for Time and Cost
- Create a Work Breakdown Structure
- Sequence the Activities
- Create a Project Schedul
Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control
- Analyze the Risks to a Project
- Create a Communication Plan
- Plan for Change Control
Lesson 5: Managing a Project
- Begin Project Work
- Execute the Project Plan
- Track Project Progress
- Report Performance
- Implement Change Control
Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase
- Close a Project
- Create a Final Report
Troy S. Penny has over 30 years of IT leadership and project management experience both in private business and while serving with the Department of Defense in the United States Air Force. His industry experience with Fortune 500 companies spans the health care, manufacturing, transportation, ser...
David Helps is the Vice President of Education for the South Carolina PMI Midlands Chapter. He has over 18 years of IT experience in the State Government sector. He is currently serving as a Project Manager in the Project Management Office at the S.C. Department of Education where he is assisting...
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