Fundamentals of Project Management

The University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina

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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
  • Execution

Course Outline

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Experts

Troy Penny

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

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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