Project Management Principles and Best Practices
Project Management is a growing field given its broad applicability across a wide range of professions. Companies are interested in finding successful, high level employees who are trained in managing complex global projects that exist in today’s work environment. According to the recent seventh edition of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Salary Survey, project managers salaries around the world continue to climb, indicating not only that project management professionals are in strong demand, but also that organizations are increasingly recognizing the value of trained project managers to their overall business goals. In today’s volatile economy, organizations are increasingly recognizing project management as a professional competency that provides distinct competitive advantages.
A project manager is the person accountable for accomplishing stated objectives on behalf of diverse stakeholders. The project manager must have the ability to adapt to the various internal procedures of the contracting party, and to form close links with the project team. Key project management responsibilities include creating clear and attainable project objectives, building the project requirements, and managing the triple constraints of cost, time, and scope. Today, project managers are widely recognized across a spectrum of industries such as pharmaceuticals, building construction, automotive, electronics, computer software, and financial services, to name a few.
This course is designed to assist professionals who are already experienced as well as professionals preparing for the working world. This course provides broad coverage of project management principles and best practices to help participants become leading edge project managers.
The course has one broad objective: to advance participant’s knowledge of Project Management principles and best practices. Course content will focus on:
- 8 of PMI’s 9 Knowledge Management areas (Project Integration, Scope, Human Resource, Time, Cost, Quality, Risk, and Communications Management),
- PMI’s 5 Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Control, and Closing),
- The establishment of a comprehensive baseline project plan,
- Use of best practices (practical and theoretical),
- As well as an examination and use of a wide variety of specific project tools.
To achieve this course objective, it should be noted that:
- Course materials are congruent with the project management body of knowledge,
- Instructor possesses more than 30 years of executive, graduate, and undergraduate teaching experience at significant U.S. universities,
- Examination of best practices will be accomplished using numerous practical examples and contemporary theories.
Who Should Attend?
- Anyone responsible for completing projects/assignments on time, under budget while meeting customer requirements.
- Those interested in learning the core knowledge tested on the Project Management Institute's certification exams (PMP® and CAPM®).
- People interested in advancing their knowledge of Project Management.
PMP and CAPM are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
**The Project Management Principles Certificate Program is a registered education provider with the Project Management Institute.