Foundations Of Project Management

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Class Overview

Project management skills are essential in a wide variety of professional roles, and can even be a wonderful asset in your personal life. Learn how to reach the goals of a project successfully, leading the work of a team.


Gain knowledge, skills, tools and techniques that you can apply to a wide variety of projects, even though they are each unique. Focus on managing a single, stand-alone project as the basis for your learning. Each session we will work through  aspects of the project lifecycle, from planning, to executing, to closing, and everything in between. You will be able to follow the same steps for managing future real life projects. 


During this course, explore the following aspects of project managment:

  • Project lifecycles from initiation through planning, executing, controlling, and closing
  • Scope management
  • Cost management
  • Project charters
  • Creating a work breakdown structure
  • Network diagramming
  • Finalizing the project plan
  • Stakeholder identification
  • Scheduling and schedule management
  • Earned value measurement
  • Change control

This course's curriculum is based on the Project Management Institute's (PMI®) Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), and provides the foundation for your training to become PMP certified

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Be able to list a typical set of deliverables needed to effectively manage a small, stand-alone project
  • Write a project charter for a small project
  • Create a project plan for a stand-alone project
  • Know how to develop a work breakdown structure
  • Be familiar with the estimating process
  • Be able to develop a project schedule, including estimating, PDM network diagramming, critical path method and developing a Gantt Chart
  • Understand the importance of risk management and be able to facilitate risk management planning for a small project
  • Identify key project management activities go on during the execution phase of a project
  • Understand project scope creep and describe the change control process
  • Know what activities are associated with the project performance control and be able to define operating metrics and control thresholds
  • Identify key project closing activities
  • Understand the importance of lessons learned and their impact on future projects
  • Use MS Project to effectively plan, schedule, analyze resource utilization and track Project performance.

Who Should Take This Class?

Prerequisites: An understanding and experience with MS Windows and Office products; two or more years of experience in a project management environment is helpful, but not required.

  • Product or program managers, coordinators, staff or supervisors
  • Anyone interested in understanding project management
  • Journey-level project managers seeking to deepen their expertise and understanding
  • Subject matter experts
  • Financial analysts
  • Team leaders, stakeholders and senior leadership


Class Details


Spring 2022

  • 7 Thursdays ; Apr 28 to Jun 09 ; 6:00 pm to 9:15 pm
  • Location : SCONL; Room Online
  • Fee : $495
  • Class ID : 38882 ; SKU : 34067