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5 days


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$ 2,750


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Course Description
Project Management Overview and Leadership is an introductory class to the Project Management discipline. It provides the theory and core methodology needed to manage projects or participate on project teams as well as leadership as it pertains to Project Management.  This course is intended for project managers, team leaders and regular staff members who need a good foundation for further study in Project Management or who plan on participating on project teams in the future. 

Students will also learn how to use project management techniques to plan, organize, control, document, and close out their projects successfully and with minimum risk.  This course will also focus on conceptual underpinnings students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively.

This course does not have formal prerequisites.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define a project, program, and project management and its processes.
  • Determine effective ways of integrating project management and general business management in an organization.
  • Determine ways to effectively integrate a project across an entire enterprise to reduce the impact of change.
  • Determine how ethics, integrity, and objectivity affect project management.
  • Discuss ways of effectively communicating throughout the Project Lifecycle.
  • Determine stakeholders and how they affect the project.
  • Describe the Project Management Lifecycle and develop a basic project plan.
  • Define leadership and how vision impacts a project.
  • List key qualities of a leader.
  • Form an effective project team.
  • Recognize one’s own work behavior style and quickly read other people’s styles.
  • Identify how to mesh divergent styles together to achieve project success.


Course Content
Lesson 1:
What Is A Project?

Project Characteristics
Projects vs. Operational Work
Projects and Strategic Planning

Lesson 2:
What Is Project Management?
Lesson 3:
The PMBOK Guide Structure

The Project Management Framework
The Standard for Project Management of a Project
The Project Management Knowledge Areas

Lesson 4:
Areas of Expertise
Lesson 5:
Application Area Knowledge, Standards, and Regulations
Lesson 6:
Understanding the Project Environment

Cultural and Social Environment
International and Political Environment
Physical Environment

Lesson 7:
General Management Knowledge and Skills

Financial Management and Accounting
Purchasing and Procurement
Sales and Marketing
Contracts and Commercial Law
Manufacturing and Distribution
Logistics and Supply Chain
Strategic Planning, Tactical Planning, and Operational Planning
Organizational Structures, Organizational Behavior, Personnel Administration,
Compensation, Benefits, and Career Paths
Health and Safety Practices
Information Technology

Lesson 8:

Interpersonal Skills

Effective Communication
Influencing the Organization
Negotiation and Conflict Management
Problem Solving

Lesson 9:
Project Management Context

Programs and Program Management
Portfolios and Portfolio Management
Project Management Office

Lesson 10:
Project Lifecycle and Organization

The Project Lifecycle
Project Stakeholders
Organizational Influences

Lesson 11:
Project Management Process for a Project

Project Management Process Groups
Initiating Process Group
Develop Preliminary Project Scope Statement
Planning Process Group
Develop Project Management Plan
Scope Planning
Scope Definition
Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Activity Definition
Activity Sequencing
Activity Resource Estimating
Activity Duration Estimating
Schedule Development
Cost Estimating
Cost Budgeting
Quality Planning
Human Resource Planning
Communications Planning
Risk Management Planning
Risk Identification
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Quantitative Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
Plan Contracting
Executing Process Group
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Perform Quality Assurance
Acquire Project Team
Develop Project Team
Information Distribution
Request Seller Responses
Select Sellers
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
Monitor and Control Project Work
Integrated Change Control
Scope Verification
Scope Control
Schedule Control
Cost Control
Perform Quality Control
Manage the Project Team
Performance Reporting
Manage Stakeholders
Risk Monitoring and Control
Contract Administration
Closing Process Group
Close Project
Contract Closure
Process Interactions
Project Management Process Mapping

Lesson 12:
Project Leadership

What is Leadership?
Setting the Stage
Leadership Defined
Manager vs. Leader
The Leadership Journey
Keys to Developing Leadership Qualities
Key Qualities of Leadership
Positive Attitude
Love People
Set Goals
Takes Risks
A Great Communicator
Gives Constructive Feedback
Developing a Leadership Factor

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