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. This course leverages professionally recognized and accredited industry standards to introduce the foundational elements of project management. Students will be introduced to project management terminology and frameworks, domains of project performance, and principles of effective project management contained in the Project Management Institute's most recent edition of the "PMBOK® Guide."
This course is required for the Construction Project Management Certificate program, optional (not required) for the Project Management Certificate program, or can be taken individually to understand Project Management fundamentals.
This course is offered in the flexible Online Self-Paced format. You may Enroll at anytime, and work at your own pace!
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.
Course Materials: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management by Project Management Institute, available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore. (this text will be used in the next course for the Construction Project Management Certificate and in all courses for the Project Management Certificate)
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