Certified Associate in Project Management

Course Specifications:

Course Length:  64 Hours

 

Course Description:

Overview:

 

If you are taking this course, you probably have some professional exposure to the duties of a project manager, or you may be considering embarking on a career in professional project management. Your ability as a project manager to demonstrate best practices in project management—both on the job and through professional certification—is becoming the standard to compete in today's fast-paced and highly technical workplace. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

 

Project managers who have proven skills and experience can find exciting, high-visibility opportunities in a wide range of fields. This course is specifically designed to provide you with the proven, practical body of project management knowledge and skills that you need to demonstrate project management mastery on the job. Additionally, this course can be a significant part of your preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification Exam. The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge in the project management profession.

 

Course Objectives:

 

In this course, you will able to apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI)® to successfully manage projects.

 

You will:

 

Define project management fundamentals.

Define project management within the organization.

Define the project management methodology.

Initiate a project.

Develop a project management plan and plan components.

Plan a project schedule.

Plan project costs.

Plan for quality, resources, and procurements.

Plan for risk.

Plan stakeholder engagement and communications.

Execute a project.

Work with stakeholders.

Monitor project work, scope, risks, stakeholder engagement, and communications.

Control project changes, scope, schedule, costs, quality, resources, and procurements.

Close a project.

 

Target Student:

  

This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification.

 

 

Prerequisites:

 

To ensure your success in this course, you should be familiar with basic project management concepts and have some working experience with project management. Experience with a specific project management software tool is not required. Basic computing skills and some experience using Microsoft® Office is desirable but not required.

 

 

You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the following Logical Operations

Courses:

 

Project Management Fundamentals (Third Edition)

Microsoft® Office Word 2016: Part 1

Microsoft® Office Excel® 2016: Part 1

 

 

Course-specific Technical Requirements

 

Hardware:

 

For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

 

1 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor

1 gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)

16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)

CD-ROM drive (if installing any software from a CD-ROM)

Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing devices)

1,024 x 768 resolution monitor recommended

Network cards and cabling for local network access

Internet access (contact your local network administrator)

Printer (optional) or an installed printer driver

Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen

 

Software:

Microsoft® Office Professional Edition 2016

Microsoft® Windows® 10 Professional

If necessary, software for viewing the course slides. (Instructor machine only.)

Course Content:

Lesson 1: Defining Project Management Basics

Topic A: Identify the Concepts of Project Management

Topic B: Identify the Relationship Between Project Management and the Business

Topic C: Identify Project Stakeholders and Governance

Lesson 2: Defining Project Management within the Organization

Topic A: Identify Organizational Influences

Topic B: Identify the Project Team

 

Topic C: Define the Project Life Cycle

 

Topic D: Define Agile Methodology

 

Lesson 3: Defining the PMI® Project Management Methodology

Topic A: Define the Project Management Processes

Topic B: Define the Knowledge Areas

Topic C: Identify Project Information

Lesson 4: Initiating a Project

Topic A: Initiating Process Group Map

Topic B: Develop a Project Charter

Topic C: Identify Project Stakeholders

Lesson 5: Planning a Project

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

Topic B: Develop a Project Management Plan

Topic C: Plan Scope Management

Topic D: Collect Project Requirements

Topic E: Define Project Scope

Topic F: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Lesson 6: Planning a Project Schedule

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

Topic B: Plan Schedule Management

 

Topic C: Define Project Activities

 

Topic D: Sequence Project Activities

 

Topic E: Estimate Activity Durations

Topic F: Develop a Project Schedule

Lesson 7: Planning Project Costs

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

Topic B: Plan Project Cost Management

Topic C: Estimate Project Costs

Topic D: Determine the Project Budget

 

Lesson 8: Planning Project Quality, Resources, and Procurements

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

Topic B: Plan Quality Management

 

Topic C: Plan Resource Management

 

Topic D: Estimate Activity Resources

 

Topic E: Plan Project Procurements

 

 

Lesson 9: Planning for Risk

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

 

Topic B: Plan Risk Management

 

Topic C: Identify Risks

 

Topic D: Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis

Topic E: Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

Topic F: Plan Risk Responses

Lesson 10: Planning Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

Topic A: Planning Process Group Map

Topic B: Plan Stakeholder Engagement

Topic C: Plan Communications Management

 

 

Lesson 11: Executing a Project

Topic A: Executing Process Group Map

Topic B: Direct and Manage Project Work

 

Topic C: Manage Project Knowledge

 

Topic D: Manage Quality

 

Topic E: Implement Risk Responses

 

Topic F: Conduct Procurements

 

 

Lesson 12: Working with Stakeholders

Topic A: Executing Process Group Map

 

Topic B: Acquire Resources

Topic C: Develop a Team

Topic D: Manage a Team

 

Topic E: Manage Stakeholder Engagement

 

Topic F: Manage Communications

 

 

Lesson 13: Monitoring a Project

Topic A: Monitor and Control Project Work Data Flow Diagram

Topic B: Monitor and Control Project Work

Topic C: Validate Project Scope

Topic D: Monitor Risks

 

Topic E: Monitor Stakeholder Engagement

 

Topic F: Monitor Communications

 

 

Lesson 14: Controlling a Project

Topic A: Controlling Process Group Map

Topic B: Perform Integrated Change Control

Topic C: Control Project Scope

 

Topic D: Control the Project Schedule

 

Topic E: Control Project Costs

 

Topic F: Control Project Quality

Topic G: Control Resources

 

Topic H: Control Project Procurements

 

 

Lesson 15: Closing a Project

Topic A: Closing Process Group Map

 

Topic B: Close Project or Phase

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