In this group of project management online classes, you'll be introduced to the fundamentals of project management, tools for success, and high speed management tactics.
Project Management Fundamentals
There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners. If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management. In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project. You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas. If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies. This course and its followup (Project Management Applications) also include essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Certification Magazine recently identified PMP certification as "the highest-paying certification" of the year.
Project Management Fundamentals II
Are you a part-time or accidental project manager? Part-time project managers have projects assigned to them in addition to their daily responsibilities. Accidental project managers find themselves leading projects without formal training in the discipline. Some people choose project management as a career, and many others find project management just another part of your area of responsibilities. For you, project management is a skillset, not a career. If you've been assigned projects and need a quick jumpstart to get going, then this is the course for you. You'll learn the 10 essential skills you need to survive and thrive. Topics include: understanding the business need and the related project outcomes, setting project boundaries so you know what's included and what's not, getting to know your project stakeholders and their needs so you can set and meet their expectations, and how to plan projects and create a schedule. We'll also talk about how to manage projects once the project's execution phase begins. This includes understanding reporting project progress and how to anticipate and handle problems as they arise. It's not enough to just manage a project, you also have to control it so things don't get out of hand. Eventually, the project will come to an end, so you'll need to know what project closing looks like. You'll want to turn the project over to your customer so you can close down the project and move on to your next big adventure. Throughout the course, you'll find examples of real projects and how each of these essential skills applies in the real world. Project management skills are essential life skills with many practical applications and all industries. Project management and leadership are consistently the top two skill sets current and future employers look for, so this is also essential for your professional development.
Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Just go to www.ed2go.com/kirkwood to register.