The Stakeholder & Team Performance Domains

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2 Units
Online Fixed-Date

Course Description

Step Into a Project Manager Role with Authority

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.

Course Details

  • This is the first course in the Project Management Certificate program and is delivered fully online.
  • This course consists of seven engaging learning modules, with completed coursework due each week.
  • Course weeks begin every Tuesday and end each Monday.

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: Two 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 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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Course Date Units Price
PMP-X857 – 009 03 Sep 202421 Oct 2024 2 $599

The Stakeholder & Team Performance Domains

03 Sep 202421 Oct 2024
Online Fixed-Date
Marie Struttmann

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What You Will Learn

  • Identify stakeholders and understand how to analyze, engage, and monitor stakeholder relationships.
  • Detail the efforts necessary to create effective communication approaches with stakeholders and how to manage the influence of stakeholders based on their ability to impact or influence the project.
  • Analyze the current project environment and organizational culture with a focus on fostering behaviors to create a high performing team
  • Understand the need for cultivating a positive team culture and the leadership skills and styles needed to promote a high performing project team
  • Define the responsible behaviors essential to promoting integrity, care, trustworthiness, and compliance in an organizational environment
  • Determine what leadership looks like and how it can be exercised on a project team to enhance positive project outcomes
  • Establish current process state and realize the scope for manageable change
  • Synthesize the relationship between projects, stakeholders, and the related principles that aid in a successful project experience


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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 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.