Project Management Foundation
Earn 19.5 PDUs
A key factor in the success of any organization in today's competitive business environment is the ability to successfully and consistently deliver results despite increasing customer expectations, limited resources and competing priorities. Based on the project-orientation of most organizational initiatives, the ability to successfully manage projects has therefore emerged as one of the most critical capabilities that an organization must possess to remain successful.
Despite the importance of solid project management skills, most project managers are forced to learn on the job, which is typically a very risky, costly and inefficient way to learn.
Project Management Foundation is designed for students interested in entering the field of project management or for current project managers who desire to supplement their experience with formalized education and training. This course covers the subjects that a project manager must know in order to plan, schedule, and control a project. The primary objective of this course is to help project managers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to be able to successfully meet their project objectives on time and on budget.
Project Management Foundation is the first course in the Certificate in Project Management program.
- Basic Functions of a Project Manager
- Project Planning and Estimating
- Risk Analysis
- Potential Problem Analysis/Resolution
- Controlling the Project
- Project Reporting
- Managing the Project Manager's Time
Upon completion of Project Management Foundation, students will be able to:
- Identify and formulate project tasks
- Consistently estimate individual task time and cost within a tolerance of 10%
- Schedule resources for each task
- Compute total project time and cost
- Use Earned Value Management (EVM) to identify project status and project future outcomes.
- Identify project slippage and formulate corrective actions
- Communicate status to management and other stakeholders
- Apply common charting techniques such as TASK, Gantt, personnel loading, and PERT
- Conduct meetings efficiently and achieve results
Individuals interested in pursuing a career in project management or current project managers interested in supplementing their experience with formalized education and training, business analysts and other professionals who may not have the title of project manager but are responsible for planning and executing projects.
Professional Development Units (PDU's)
Upon completion of the course, students will be awarded 19.5 PDU's by the Project Management Institute.
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Register for Session
July 9 - July 25, 2013
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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E-mail Heith Hart or call (443) 692-6599 if you have any questions about this course or if you would like to be added to the interest list.