Welcome to Project Management. General information about this course and its requirements can be found below.
Course Designer: Dionne Mahaffey
Additional Materials: Kampala Virtual Education Institute and others
Course Description: Examination of the steps in organizing and planning the processes that a business uses to address tasks and meet deadlines, with particular attention to the role of project managers as they initiate, plan, execute, control, and terminate projects. The course explores the 5 process groups incorporating the 10 knowledge areas. Completing this course can be instrumental in preparing you for a PMP (TM) Exams.
This Course is divided into 6 main topics/units with subunits.
- Unit 1: Project Management Defined
- Unit 2: Project Life Cycle
- Unit 3: Organizational Design
- Unit 4: Project Initiation and Planning
- Unit 5: Project Execution
- Unit 6: Project Implementation and Closure
EVALUATION AND MINIMUM PASSING SCORES
In order to pass this course, you will need to earn a 60% or higher on the assessments. Your score on the assessments will be tabulated as soon as you complete it. If you do not pass the assessment on your first attempt, you may take it again.
Learning new material can be challenging, so below we've compiled a few suggested study strategies to help you succeed.
Take notes on the various terms, practices, and theories as you read. This can help you differentiate and contextualize concepts and later provide you with a refresher as you study.
As you progress through the materials, take time to test yourself on what you have retained and how well you understand the concepts. The process of reflection is important for creating a memory of the materials you learn; it will increase the probability that you ultimately retain the information.
Pay special attention to Unit 1, as it will lay the groundwork for understanding the more advanced, explanatory material presented in the latter units.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- define the terms project and project management;
- describe the project life cycle, project selection, project environment, and approval process;
- identify the project management process groups, including:
- monitoring and controlling, and
- explain the role of the project manager in initiating and completing a project;
- explain knowledge areas, including:
- project integration management
- project scope management
- project time management
- project cost management
- project quality management
- project human resource management
- project communications management
- project risk management, and
- project procurement management;
- identify and apply the steps that must be taken to complete projects on time and on budget;
- identify and apply human-resources skills in forming and developing a team;
- describe how to organize the organizational structure for a project;
- identify tools and techniques for planning and tracking a project;
- develop methods for motivating teams and keeping them focused;
- explain how to make leadership decisions concerning organizational structure and the role of project resources on a project's team; and
- identify project risks.
Throughout this course, you'll also see related learning outcomes identified in each unit. You can use the learning outcomes to help organize your learning and gauge your progress.
NB. This course is not for sale and the labelled fee is for facilitation of bringing it to you at the minimum. Creative Commons License-Saylor Academy
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