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The College of Business and Economics

Project Management Foundations

Dec 4—5, 2019
2 days
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 2060
USD 1030 per day

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This program covers several PM sub-plans, methods and procedures that span the typical project life-cycle from initiation to project close. It is designed to give the participant the skills and tools to consistently be an effective project manager. Participants will examine the role of the project manager and their involvement in managing the life-cycle of a project through defining tasks, time management, scheduling and resource allocation. This program includes an interactive simulation tool that will be used to reinforce the overall learning.

Topics covered will include:

  • Project Management Foundations: The Project Management Process, Work Breakdown Structure, Network Diagrams and the Critical Path
  • Schedule Development
  • Risk Management Introduction
  • Resource Allocation
  • Communication Planning
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Risk Planning and Management
  • Risk Identification techniques
  • Project Management Simulation
  • Project Execution, Delivery and Control
  • Project Close
  • Lessons Learned
  • SimulTrain® Project Management Simulator


  • Learn project management concepts and terminology
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Perform stakeholder analysis
  • Develop a communication plan
  • Discover how to employ risk analysis techniques
  • Discuss project metrics
  • Manage project execution and control
  • Identify project close procedures
  • Launch a project
  • Describe a process for planning projects
  • Identify project management tools and techniques to assist in planning and managing projects
  • Execute a project plan in a team environment

Who should attend

This program is designed for mid-level working professionals and is available for open enrollment.

  • Novice project managers
  • Anyone interested in PM


As CEO of Merit Systems, I ensure that Merit designs and delivers high value continuing professional education. Using the most current knowledge of human learning and teaching methods and techniques, Merit provides training that “sticks”—learning with a high retention rate. With nearly 15 years o...

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Dec 4—5, 2019
2 days
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
USD 2060
USD 1030 per day

How it works

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