Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals 


Course Description: This course emphasizes the project processes and knowledge areas, terms, tools, and formulas as well as to extend the knowledge base into soft skills such as communication, conflict management, team development, and leadership.  Agile framework and methodologies such as Scrum will also be covered during sessions.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key leadership skills, traits, and approaches
  • Identify and implement conflict resolution strategies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project best practices and processes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of project tools and procedures for the implementation of formal project management methodologies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of communication management approaches, team development, and motivational theories.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of agile framework including scrum methodology.

Who is the ideal audience for this course?

If you would like to formalize your knowledge and understanding of industry best practices, project management standards, and leadership skills, then this course is for you.

  • Professionals who have been directly involved in initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing of any kind of projects
  • Professionals who are working as project managers or key project or program team members
  • Those who want to gain a greater understanding of the project management process
  • Individuals tasked with developing and managing teams in a project environment

How will this course benefit the participant and their company?

The course is intended for project professionals in any business work areas who have been working as project managers or key members of project teams for at least 3 years. The course will provide the following benefits to these participants:

  1. Comprehensive understanding of the project management processes, knowledge areas, formulas, terms and individual process steps for project management.
  2. Identify advanced set of project management tools and techniques for continued use or new implementation at the workplace.
  3. Recognize and be able to implement leadership traits, soft skills, motivational approaches, and conflict resolution strategies
  4. Develop a deep understanding of the value and benefits to risk management in project efforts

What makes this course unique and would make someone want to attend?

This course is taught by professors that are also practitioners with many years of managing projects in different industries. Case studies of projects in different industries will be shared and explored so that you experience some of the complexities of managing a project

 

STUDENT PRE-REQUISITE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE:  
There is no pre-requisite
"I walked away with a better understanding of the details needed to manage a project and the tools and strategies needed to break it down."
Project Management Fundamentals Student

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