This introductory course to the Project Management Certificate will review the value of stakeholder identification, communication, and managing business partner relationships. Students will learn how the project manager can approach complex business relationships and projects while influencing their team and stakeholders positively. In addition, students will identify the leadership skills and styles necessary to create a high-performing team capable of realizing and managing projects from current to future state outcomes.
This course aligns with the 7th edition of the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and The Standard for Project Management.
Number of Units: 2.0 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.
Instructor: USD's Instructional team consists of experienced practitioners from the Project Management industry who will provide a stimulating and participative learning environment for each course. The instructors in this certificate program have many years of combined experiences, tales from the trenches, actual case scenarios and expertise to share with all project management students.
Required Course Materials: Three Texts, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management by PMI (combined purchase) and An Introduction to Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe, all available at Amazon.com or your local bookstore. These same books will be used in the following three courses (PMP-X858, PMP-X859, and PMP-X860) in the Project Management Certificate program.
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