Project Management Essentials

24 In Classroom Hours

General Information:

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Course Description:

This ILT Series course teaches the fundamentals of project management. Students learn how to identify project participants, goals, objectives, activities, and constraints. Course activities also cover activity dependencies, activity analysis, project schedules and budgets, network diagrams, Gantt charts, CPM scheduling, and activity duration compression. Students will also learn how to optimize project activities, estimate costs, control project changes, measure project performance, use project performance reports, accommodate change, control the project schedule and budget, and close a project. The manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom and filled with interactive exercises that help ensure student success.

Recommended Prerequisites:  High School Graduate or GED holder.  Basic Project Management experience.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management.
  • Launch a project.
  • Estimate project work.
  • Create a project schedule.
  • Plan project costs.
  • Plan for project risks.
  • Plan for project quality and compliance.
  • Manage human resources for your project.
  • Manage project procurements.
  • Plan for change management and monitor the project scope.
  • Monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.
  • Monitor quality of project work and the risks involved.
  • Plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Perform project closure.

Topics Covered:

  • Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
  • Lesson 2: Launching Projects
  • Lesson 3: Estimating Project Work
  • Lesson 4: Creating a Project Schedule
  • Lesson 5: Planning Project Costs
  • Lesson 6: Planning for Risks
  • Lesson 7: Planning for Quality and Compliance
  • Lesson 8: Managing Human Resources
  • Lesson 9: Managing Project Procurements
  • Lesson 10: Managing Change During Project Execution
  • Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost
  • Lesson 12: Monitoring Risk and Quality
  • Lesson 13: Communicating and Reporting
  • Lesson 14: Closing the Project

Instructional Strategies:

  • Self-Directed Study
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Simulation
  • Online Activities

Methods of Evaluation:

  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Skills Demonstration
  • Learner-Centered Activities
  • Externship

Instructor Biography:

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Grading System:

Student must pass all quizzes, exams, and national exam (if applicable) at a passing rate to be eligible for a Certificate of Training Completion. If an internship is included in your course you will be required to complete the internship prior to receiving a Certificate of Training Completion.

Attendance:

Students are expected to arrive on time and participate in course discussions. Successful completion of the course of study recommends 100% attendance. If during the course period the student’s attendance level drops below 80%, they will be encouraged and given the opportunity to attend the next scheduled class for the course they enrolled in. Should materials change, student is responsible for all additional cost.

Payment Plan Policy:

Students may withdraw from the program for any reason up to 1 week prior to the start of program. In this case, the student’s payment plan agreement shall be rescinded. If the payment plan has begun a non-refundable administrative fee of $25.00 will be assessed and remaining funds will be returned to payer in check form by mail.

No Refund Policy:

No refund for course, once the first class has been concluded. If extenuating circumstances exist, case by case situations will be reviewed by ProTrain. If refund is issued, refunded amount will be dependent upon books being returned in excellent condition (i.e. no writing, missing pages; ripped or damage to pages and/or binding).

Re-Admission Policy:

Any student who has dropped out of the program, or has been suspended from the program for nonattendance may be readmitted within one year by completing a personal interview with the director of education and paying any applicable fees at the time of readmission. Students who were terminated due to conduct issues are not eligible to be readmitted.

Policy on Student Conduct:

Appropriate Conduct: All students are expected to conduct themselves in an orderly and professional manner. Any student not conducting themselves in an orderly and professional manner, which includes use of drugs and alcohol during school hours, dishonesty, disrupting classes, use of profanity, excessive tardiness, insubordination, violation of safety rules, improper usage of lab or classroom computers, or not abiding by the school rules will lead to either probation or dismissal from classes.