Nov 4 – Nov 7, 2019
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.
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.
Lesson 1: What Is A Project?
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
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
Lesson 8: Interpersonal Skills
Influencing the Organization
Negotiation and Conflict Management
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
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
Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Activity Resource Estimating
Activity Duration Estimating
Human Resource Planning
Risk Management Planning
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Quantitative Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Plan Purchases and Acquisitions
Executing Process Group
Direct and Manage Project Execution
Perform Quality Assurance
Acquire Project Team
Develop Project Team
Request Seller Responses
Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
Monitor and Control Project Work
Integrated Change Control
Perform Quality Control
Manage the Project Team
Risk Monitoring and Control
Closing Process Group
Project Management Process Mapping
Lesson 12: Project Leadership
What is Leadership?
Setting the Stage
Manager vs. Leader
The Leadership Journey
Keys to Developing Leadership Qualities
Key Qualities of Leadership
A Great Communicator
Gives Constructive Feedback
Developing a Leadership Factor