Course Description

Learn the Project Manager and Associate Project Manager roles and how to add value to your organization through best practice Project Management.

This course is designed for persons who want in-depth coverage of project management topics with exposure to a multitude of time-tested PM tools, techniques, and lessons learned. In this course, the participant will learn globally recognized practices of project management, acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), to successfully manage projects.

The course includes comprehensive topics required to adequately prepare for Project Management Professional (PMP®) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) certifications, as well as comparison/contrast of methodologies including Waterfall, Agile Scrum and Kanban. This course incorporates a variety of learning techniques to engage the students such as presentations, project scenario activities, group discussions, one-on-one workshops, sample certification questions, and workbook exercises.

Note: This Certificate of Achievement meets the minimum hours of contact credit for PMI Certifications.


Team Leads, Engineers, Project Managers, Coordinators, Project Office Managers, Supervisors, Systems Analysts, Developers or Individuals wanting to transition to or understand the Project Manager or Associate Project Manager roles.

Course Description


Students taking this course should have some experience working on projects.

Topics and Course Content

  • Examining Professional Project Management
    • Identify Project Management Processes
    • Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities
    • Identify the Interpersonal Skills Required for a Project Manager
  • Initiating a Project
    • Examine the Project Management Context
    • Examine Project Selection
    • Prepare a Project Statement of Work
    • Create a Project Charter
    • Identify Project Stakeholders
  • Planning Project Work
    • Identify Elements of the Project Management Plan
    • Document Stakeholder Requirements
    • Create a Scope Statement
    • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Developing Project Schedules
    • Create an Activity List
    • Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Duration for Project Activities
    • Develop a Project Schedule
    • Identify the Critical Path
    • Optimize the Project Schedule
    • Establish a Schedule Baseline
  • Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets
    • Estimate Project Costs
    • Estimate the Preliminary
    • Cost Baseline
    • Reconcile Funding and Costs
  • Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
    • Create a Quality Management Plan
    • Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
    • Create a Communications Management Plan
  • Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses
    • Examine a Risk Management Plan
    • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Develop a Risk Response Plan
  • Planning Project Procurement
    • Plan Project Procurements
    • Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
    • Prepare a Procurement Document
  • Executing Project Work
    • Identify the Direction and Manage Project Execution Process
    • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
    • Acquire the Project Team
    • Develop the Project Team
    • Manage the Project Team
    • Distribute Project Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
  • Managing Project Procurement
    • Identify the Conduct Project Procurements Process
    • Obtain Responses from Sellers
    • Determine Project Sellers
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    • Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
    • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
    • Review Deliverables and Work Results
    • Control the Project Scope
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs
    • Control Project Schedule
    • Control Project Costs
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality
    • Quality Control
    • Report on Project Performance
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk and Procurements
    • Monitor and Control Project Risk
    • Administer Project Procurements
  • Closing the Project
    • Close Project Procurements
    • Close the Project or Phase
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Interpersonal Skills
  • Professional Conduct and

Responsibilities Learning Goals and Results

At the conclusion of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Describe professional project management
  • Initiate a project
  • Plan project work
  • Develop project schedules
  • Develop cost estimates, and budgets
  • Plan project quality, staffing and communications
  • Analyze project risks
  • Plan project procurement
  • Manage project procurement
  • Execute project work
  • Monitor and control project work
  • Monitor and control project schedule and costs
  • Monitor and control project quality, staffing, and communications
  • Monitor and control project risks and contracts
  • Close the project

Time Investment

This class is 56 hours of classroom time taken in 3 1/2-hour sessions over the course of 16 consecutive weeks.


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