Project Management Training Catalog – Project Management Fundamentals Series!

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Overview: This instructor-led course focuses on introducing participants to the practical basics of project management. Focus is placed on the ANSI and IEEE accepted standards for professional project management as defined by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Series Taught By: Martin VanDerSchouw

Available PDUs for this Course Series: 21
By completing this course series, you will earn 21 PDUs. CareerAcademy is a Recognized Education Provider (REP # 4058) with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and its courses have been approved for PDUs. Learn More

Available CEUs for Course Series Completion: 21
Students can earn up to 21 CEUs for fully completing this course series. This information will be displayed on the certificate of completion.Learn More

Course Modules:

Module 01 – Getting Started

(Duration: 35m)

  1.  Module 1: Getting Started
    • About Me
    • Course Objectives
    • Course Agenda

Module 02 – Project Management Basics

(Duration: 1h 42m)

  1. About Project Management
  2. The Process
  3. The Tools – A Glimpse
  4. The Benefits of Project Management

Module 03 – Where Do Projects Come From

(Duration: 1h 8m)

  1. Types of Organizations
  2. Enterprise Portfolio Management
  3. How projects are selected
  4. Business Case Overview

Module 04 – Types of Projects

(Duration:  19m)

  1. Predictive vs Agile
  2. Predictive Life Cycle
  3. Agile Life Cycle
  4. Explain the divide in this course

Module 05 – Initiation

(Duration: 40m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Explain our project
  3. Discuss a PMIS
  4. Create the project
  5. Load Templates
  6.  Create Project Charter
  7.  Identify Stakeholders
  8. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 06 – Building the Team

(Duration:  1h 27m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Building a High Performing Team
  3. Team Charter
  4.  Working Agreement
  5.  Being a Servant Leader
  6. Project Kickoff
  7. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 07 – Building the Schedule

(Duration: 1h 12m)

  1. Workbook
  2. What is a schedule?
  3.  Benefits of a schedule
  4.  Steps to build a schedule
  5. Create a schedule
  6. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 08 – Creating the Budget

(Duration:  1h 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Terms and Definitions
  3. What is a budget?
  4.  Create a budget
  5. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 09 – Planning Wrap Up

(Duration: 1h 12m)

  1. Workbook
  2. Perform Analysis
  3.  Obtain Approval
  4.  Save a Baseline
  5. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 10 – Execution

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Managing your project
  3.  Risks
  4.  Issues
  5.  Status Reporting
  6. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11A – Monitor and Control

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. What is Monitor and Control and what you should monitor
  3. Earned Value Management
  4. Other Items to Monitor
  5. Controlling Changes
  6. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11B – Earned Value Management

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. The 3 key Progress Monitoring Questions
    • What is the actual status?
    • If there’s a variance, what is cause?
    • What to do about it?
  3. Possible responses
    1. Ignore
    2. Take corrective action
    3. Review the plan
  4. Monitoring rates
    1. Daily, weekly, monthly
    2. If problems occur – then adjust
      • You may have to monitor problem areas more closely
      •  For some period of time
      •  Almost always there’s one or more areas under closer scrutiny
  5. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11C – Other Items to Monitor

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. What should you monitor?
    1. Scope
    2. Schedule
    3. Budget
    4. Risks
    5. Issues
    6. Stakeholders
    7. Documents
    8. The Product, Service or Result you are producing
  3. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 11D – Controlling Changes

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Change Management Plan – A component of the project management plan that establishes the change control board, documents the extent of its authority, and describes how the change control system will be implemented.
  3. Answers the following questions:
    • Who can propose a change?
    • What exactly constitutes a change?
    • What is the impact of the change on the project’s objectives?
    • What steps are necessary to evaluate the change request before approving or rejecting it?
    • When a change request is approved, what project documents must be amended to record the actions necessary to effect the change?
    • How will these actions be monitored to confirm that they have been completed satisfactorily?
    1. Perform Integrated Change Control – The process of reviewing all change requests; approving changes and managing changes to deliverables, organizational process assets, project documents, and the project management plan; and communicating the decisions.
    2. Key Artifacts
    • Change Request Process
    • Change Request Form
    • Change Request Log
  4. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 12 – Closure

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Customer Feedback
  3. Lessons Learned
  4. Project Summary Report
  5. Performance Evaluations
  6. Documentation Close-out
  7. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

Module 13 – Course Wrap Up

(Duration: 17m)

  1. Workbook (Pdf)
  2. Procurements
  3. Congratulations!
  4. Objectives Review
  5. Review Quiz (Number of attempts allowed: Unlimited)

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This course includes
  • about 9.50 hours on-demand video
  • 10 downloadable Pdf Workbooks
  • Unlimited time access (During Membership)
  • Access on mobile and Desktop
  • Certificate of Completion

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  • Expert Lectures
    Learn on-demand from top instructors who are industry subject matter experts. Our highly certified expert instructors possess a superior understanding of the subject matter in their fields and have the ability to convey this knowledge in an effective, engaging, and professional manner to a wide audience.

  • Certificates of Completion
    Upon completion of a series of courses you can earn a certificate of completion from Career Academy. Certificates of Completion will display your full name, course completed, as well as the date of completion. Students have the ability to print this out or save it digitally to showcase your accomplishment.

  • PowerPoint Visuals:
    Many of the in-depth theories and processes discussed in our courses can be learned most efficiently through the detailed PowerPoint slides presented. These visuals are accompanied by an instructor voice-over to provide our students with a clear, efficient, and complete presentation of concepts.

  • Professional Development Activities
    Students are provided access to professional development activity files which allow for an individual to test out course theories and apply the knowledge they earned from the course.

  • Review Quizzes
    Once a course is completed, test your knowledge by taking our course review quiz! Students have the ability to retake any review quizzes as many times as they wish to ensure they understand the material or to improve upon their scores.

  • Mobile Access
    With our universal course player, you can learn from your computer, tablet as well as mobile devices. Keep up with your training on the go!

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