Learn what is a project, how projects differ from operations, how projects start, and the role and benefits of project management.
Learn about the project management lifecycle and knowledge areas plus factors that affect project success.
Learn about how projects are justified, approved, and launched through the business case and the project charter. Also learn about the roles and responsibilities of project sponsors and project managers.
Learn how to identify, analyze, engage and manage project stakeholders.
Learn how to define and organize the work output of a project.
Learn how to prepare cost estimates using different techniques and how to prepare a project budget including allowances for contingencies.
Learn how to manage project resources, including assigning responsibilities, dealing with allocation issues, and resolving conflicts.
Learn how to manage risk on a project including risk identification, analysis, and preparing an appropriate response.
Learn how procurement management practices are integrated into project management including make-vs.-buy decisions, weighted scoring of options, and the overall procurement process.
Learn how projects are managed and controlled once they start. Includes more detailed discussion on the components of the project plan, project knowledge management, and various control techniques.
Learn about the importance of managing project communications along with techniques for planning communications, reporting status, running more effective project meetings, and dealing with project issues.
Learn how changes during a project can negatively impact success and how to control them including the process of managing change and how to avoid "scope creep".
Learn how to end a project in a controlled manner including legal, administrative and financial closure. Includes a discussion on the role of capturing "lessons learned" for ongoing process improvement.