AP305 - Project Management: Fundamentals

This course covers the basics of project management. It provides the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participate on project teams. This course does not make use of any project management software application, rather focusing on the conceptual underpinnings that students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively.

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Detailed Class Syllabus

The Project Management Life Cycle

What is a Project?
The Project Management Life Cycle
The Role of the Project Manager

Setting Up for Success

The Meaning of Success
What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
Project Definition and Scope
Putting Together a Statement of Work
The Project Charter

The Project Team

The Teamwork Challenge
Selecting Team Members
The Team Charter

Risk Management

Project Risk

Project Plans

The Work Breakdown Structure
Work Package Sequencing

The Project Schedule

The Scheduling Process
Time Estimates

The Project Budget

What is a Budget?
Creating a Preliminary Budget
Budget and Schedule Balancing

Project Tracking and Control

Moving the Project Forward
Monitoring for Project Progress
Earned Value Analysis
Getting Back on Track

Project Reports

Communications Overview
Project Performance Reports
Project Change Requests

Project Close-out

Elements of Close-out
Evaluation of People and Projects