Course Description

Determine Project Value to Maximize Expected Value

In this course, students will dive into the aspects necessary for establishing a methodology that includes project work, requirements, and information needed to establish logical project phases, work packages, and deliverables. Students will discover how to build a framework that aligns with their organization's values and business objectives when developing a project management plan. In addition, students learn how to identify qualitative and quantitative measures utilized to drive project cost and speed while prioritizing valuable project 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.

Learner Outcomes

  • Create a Life Cycle approach comprised of logical phases that syncs project work and deliverables efficiently
  • Explore how to adopt a holistic approach to gathering project requirements and information to deliver project outcomes
  • Define your organization's position and determine the appropriate framework and methodology for approaching projects with various complexities
  • Determine your project's organizational value and association with business objectives
  • Identify project value in qualitative and quantitative terms with the goal of maximizing expected value
  • Prioritize the unique project elements and focus on an iterative approach to achieve project outcomes while maximizing value, managing cost, and speed
  • Synthesize the relationship between projects
  • Development Approaches, Life Cycles, and planning efforts, and the related principles that support your processes

Course Details

  • This is the second 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: 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.  NOTE:  This is the same text book combination that was used in the previous course, PMP-X857.  If you have them already, you do not need to repurchase them.

Technical Requirements

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s), Professional Programs and Series

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Online Fixed-Date
May 17, 2022 to Jul 05, 2022
Course Format
Course Fee(s)
BUS PD - $599 credit $599.00
Available for Extension Credit
2.0 units
Section Notes

To register for this course you must be enrolled or have successfully completed:  PMP-X857, Stakeholder and Team Performance Domains.

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