Project Management Fundamentals

Course Available
1 Unit
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Explore Project Management Best Practices

Project Management is the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project-oriented activities to meet project requirements. In today’s fast paced business environment, now more than ever, organizations are faced with competing aggressively with one another, and so the demand for operational effectiveness and efficiency becomes essential to organizational success.

Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for those seeking a hands-on approach to gaining project management skills and methodologies. Check section notes for focused or specialization topics offered; Ex:. Construction Project Management 

Course Materials: 

Technical Requirements

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Course Options

Course Date Units Price
PMP-X804F – 008 04 Oct 202225 Oct 2022 1 $379

Project Management Fundamentals for Construction

04 Oct 202225 Oct 2022
Online Fixed-Date
Malachi L.R. Walker
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PMP-X804F – 008 – Project Management Fundamentals for Construction

Number of Sessions: 4

Type Date Time Location Instructors
Online Tue Oct 4, 2022 5:30PM – 8:45PM Blackboard/Zoom, BB Course Hub Walker
Online Tue Oct 11, 2022 5:30PM – 8:45PM Blackboard/Zoom, BB Course Hub Walker
Online Tue Oct 18, 2022 5:30PM – 8:45PM Blackboard/Zoom, BB Course Hub Walker
Online Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:30PM – 8:45PM Blackboard/Zoom, BB Course Hub Walker

This section is only open for students in the Construction Project Management Certificate

Once registered login into your USD Professional and Continuing Education student account to review the course Welcome Letter to review important course details.

This course will be meeting via Zoom, meeting information and additional resources will be shared within your online course, available to review two days prior to the course start date.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the purpose and value of managing projects using a formal and recognized structure
  • Explain the methodology behind the knowledge area and process groups chart
  • Provide an introduction to project management terminology and proper use Identify the characteristics of a successful project and project manager
  • Clarify how project work is associated with program and portfolios and organizational objectives


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Learning Method Information

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Online Fixed-Date

Online Fixed-Date: Online fixed-date courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that enables you to collaborate with your instructor and other students in a shared, online learning environment. These courses have fixed start and finish dates, but as an online student you will have 24/7 online access to your classroom assignments, syllabus and course resources. Our online fixed-date courses allow you to work on your assignments anytime, although you are required to complete the assignments by specific dates.

How is the learning structured? In an online fixed-date course, you and your classmates will proceed through the curriculum together, collaborating in a shared learning experience. Each online fixed-date course is asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime, although required to complete the assignments by specific dates. The course is designed with seven learning modules where all of the content is grouped into weekly assignments. Each module covers one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments with due dates (which may include: written assignments, journal entries, research, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Discussion forum where you answer prompts from the instructor and interact with your classmates.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.