Foundations of Project Management
This course covers key foundational project management principles and concepts that are applicable to a wide variety of projects. Concepts covered include all phases of the project, from initiation through closure, in both traditional plan-based projects as well as agile approaches. Students will learn specific techniques that can applied immediately for planning, estimating and reporting; management of risk, quality, resources, and communications.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
Write a clear, concise project charter document to launch a project.
Identify stakeholders and build stakeholder maps.
Create a work breakdown structure to define the project scope and display the work to be accomplished to achieve the objectives of a project.
Develop the product scope by defining requirements.
Develop estimates for effort, duration and cost and build a project schedule based on estimates and available resources.
Identify, analyze and respond to risks.
Create, analyze, and respond to project tracking/control reports.
Apply appropriate project management techniques based upon: the size and scope of the project; organizational structure, maturity, and culture; and procurement needs.