Project Management Fundamentals

Total Class Time: 8 hours
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In this course, students will identify effective project management practices and their related processes. They will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects. This course may earn a Credly Badge.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the key processes and requirements of project management.
  • Initiate a project.
  • Plan for time and cost.
  • Plan for project risks, communication, and change control.
  • Manage a project.
  • Execute the project closeout phase.

Target Audience

This course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can take up this course.


To ensure your success, we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computers operating system.

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  • Getting Started with Project Management

    • Describe a Project
    • Describe the Project Management Life Cycle
    • Identify the Role of a Project Manager

    Initiating a Project

    • Determine the Scope of a Project
    • Identify the Skills for a Project Team
    • Identify the Risks to a Project

    Planning for Time and Cost

    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Sequence the Activities
    • Create a Project Schedule
    • Determine Project Costs

    Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control

    • Analyze the Risks to a Project
    • Create a Communication Plan
    • Plan for Change Control

    Managing a Project

    • Begin Project Work
    • Execute the Project Plan
    • Track Project Progress
    • Report Performance
    • Implement Change Control

    Executing the Project Closeout Phase

    • Close a Project
    • Create a Final Report