Washington University in St. Louis

PMM150: Project Management Fundamentals (10 hrs)

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Course summary:

As the demand for effective project management continues to rise, it is crucial for project managers to stay up-to-date with the latest best practices and techniques. In this comprehensive Project Management Fundamentals course, you will learn how to successfully apply generally recognized project management practices to deliver projects on time and within budget.

Throughout the course, you will gain a deep understanding of the challenges that project managers face, including the pressures of tight deadlines and budgets. You will also develop the knowledge and skills necessary to overcome these obstacles, avoid common mistakes, and improve your overall project management performance.

By completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate your proficiency in project management to potential employers, giving you a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving and highly technical workplace. Whether you are an experienced expert project manager or new to the field, this course is designed to equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to succeed in today's fast-paced project management environment.

Course outline:
  • Getting Started with Project Management
  • Launching Projects
  • Estimating Project Work
  • Creating a Project Schedule
  • Planning Project Costs
  • Planning for Risks
  • Planning for Quality and Compliance
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Managing Project Procurements
  • Managing Change During Project Execution
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
  • Monitoring Risk and Quality
  • Communicating and Reporting
  • Closing the Project
Learning outcomes:
  • identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management
  • launch a project
  • estimate project work
  • create a project schedule
  • plan project costs
  • plan for project risks
  • plan for project quality and compliance
  • manage human resources for your project
  • manage project lifecycles and procurement
  • plan for change management and monitor the project scope
  • monitor and optimize project schedule and cost
  • monitor quality of project work and the risks involved
  • plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships
  • perform project closure

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Work experience with project management and knowledge of the roles, responsibilities, and skills required for project management is needed. Also, basic working knowledge of office productivity tools is required.
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