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Fundamentals of Project Management
This two-day course covers the basics of widely accepted project management principles and practices. The concepts and methods are applicable to a variety of project types. They are introduced with an emphasis on product development projects.

The course begins with an overview of the project management framework and knowledge areas. This is followed by more detailed beginning-to-end coverage of the phases and steps of the project life cycle, with an emphasis on practical methods. Supporting texts are provided: the Project Management Institute's Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, and Meredith and Mantel's Project Management: A Managerial Approach.

The following topics are covered with detailed explanations, discussion of examples and experiences, and exercises:

  • Introduction
    • What is a Project?
    • What is Project Management?
  • The Project Management Framework
    • The Project Life Cycle
    • Organizational Issues
    • The Project Manager
    • Project Management Processes
  • Overview of Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • Project Integration Management
    • Project Time Management
    • Project Cost Management
    • Project Quality Management
    • Project Human Resource Management
    • Project Communications Management
    • Project Risk Management
    • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Initiation and Planning
    • Project Initiation
    • Scope Planning and Definition
    • Project Plan Development
    • Project Coordination, Negotiation, and Commitments
    • Work Breakdown and Assignment
    • Activity Planning, Definition, and Sequencing
    • Work Product Identification
    • Estimating, Budgeting, Scheduling, and Resource Planning
    • Quality Planning
    • Project Team Development
    • Risk Identification, Assessment, and Planning
    • Procurement Planning
  • Project Execution, Tracking, Control, and Termination
    • Project Execution
    • Monitoring, Tracking, and Communication
    • Project Control
    • Project Termination

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