Project management is the temporary activity undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to illustrate the complexity of the project management role, including essential terminology, processes, and challenges along with its relationship to strategic planning, the need for business acumen, and the essential role of a project manager as a leader of people.
A major challenge for project managers is effectively organizing and bringing together multiple contributors to complete project deliverables within the time and resource constraints. Success depends upon skilled implementation of project management strategies and methodologies.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to describe the essential processes, terminology, and issues involved in project management as well as be able to describe strategies and techniques used in effective project management. Initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close out the work of a team to achieve specific outcomes. You will be able to explain the project life cycle, illustrate project management's relationship to the strategic planning and need for business acumen, and describe the essential role of a project manager as a leader of people within complex and evolving situations. Finally, you will be able to identify options for further career development and accreditation as a project management professional.