Project management has become an expected professional skill for managers and specialists in all disciplines. Driven by global competition and new technologies, the use of project management is expanding wherever organizations need to achieve performance objectives within scope, cost, and time constraints. For serious students of project management, this course provides a conceptual and operational foundation for further study. Topics include the following:
- Theoretical underpinnings of project management
- Project management from a historical perspective
- Examples of successful and unsuccessful projects
- Working vocabulary of project management terms and acronyms
- Survey of project management knowledge areas
By completing this course, students are equipped with sufficient conceptual understanding to participate in subsequent in-depth courses in project management. In addition, students are able to put previous experiences in project management into a more systematic, conceptual context.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize the issues, concepts, tools, and techniques of successful project management.
- Discuss the process groups and knowledge areas which comprise PMI’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide.)
- Explain the general project management topics that will be covered in greater depth in other courses in certificate program.
- Identify and discuss the key examples of successful and unsuccessful projects.
PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.