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Course Description

Whether one is leading a company's effort to compete for a major project, seeking support for a new project idea, or assuming responsibility for a new project, students can benefit from learning about strategies, processes, tools, and techniques that help secure commitments and successfully launch and carry out a project. This course examines all aspects of the project initiation and planning processes, as well as process interactions during the project life cycle. Course topics include:

  • Project selection methods and the project portfolio process.
  • Project initiation documents including charter, SOW, and scope statement.
  • Content and format of winning project proposals.
  • Content and format of various types of project management plans, including sub-plans for management of scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply foundational project management knowledge to projects.
  • Create documents associated with initiating a project.
  • Identify and organize data to create and develop a project plan.
  • Understand influencing factors on projects and utilize tools to address them.
  • Work collaboratively in teams to achieve project milestones & deliverables.
  • Utilize public speaking skills to present on project status and outcomes.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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