Online Class: Project Management 101

This course covers the basics of project management where you will learn what project management involves and how to approach it successfully.

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Course Description

Mastering Project Management: Navigating Complex Projects with Confidence

Navigating the intricacies of large-scale projects can be a daunting task. When things don’t go as planned, it’s tempting to point to myriad reasons. However, studies suggest that a significant percentage of project failures can be attributed to inadequate project management techniques. Project management isn’t just about timelines and checklists; it’s about integrating different skill sets, understanding varying dynamics, and streamlining complex processes to achieve a singular objective.

Welcome to a comprehensive course on Project Management, designed meticulously to offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical insights. Whether you're an aspiring project manager or someone looking to refine their existing skills, this course provides a roadmap to manage projects with efficiency and confidence.

Course Highlights:

  1. Introduction to Project Management: Dive deep into the world of project management, understanding its significance and impact on business outcomes. Real-world examples will help underline the transformations that effective project management can bring.

  2. Beginning a Project: Kick-off is crucial. This lesson helps you identify the foundational elements required to start a project on the right note, from scope definition to stakeholder engagement.

  3. Project Planning: Planning isn’t just about timelines; it’s about foreseeing challenges, understanding dependencies, and creating a cohesive strategy. Engage with case studies showcasing successful project planning.

  4. Project Budgeting: Money matters. Grasp the nuances of budget allocation, cost estimations, and financial planning. Dive into scenarios where budget constraints led to innovative solutions.

  5. Project Scheduling: Time is of the essence. Learn about techniques like Gantt charts, Critical Path Methods, and more to ensure optimal utilization of time.

  6. Project Execution: This is where the rubber meets the road. Understand the dynamics of team management, quality assurance, and stakeholder communication during the crucial execution phase.

  7. Monitoring and Controlling the Project: Stay on top of your game. Explore the tools and metrics to continuously monitor project health, ensuring it remains on track and aligns with the defined objectives.

  8. Summary of Project Management Knowledge: A recap of all you've learned, this lesson ties all the modules together, solidifying your understanding and ensuring you're ready to tackle real-world challenges.

  9. Tools To Help Make a Project Manager Succeed: In the digital age, a plethora of tools are at a project manager's disposal. From software like MS Project and Asana to agile methodologies, discover what can augment your project management prowess.

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on:

  • The Value of a Robust Plan: Recent surveys suggest that a well-structured plan can increase the chances of project success by up to 40%. Understand the mechanics of creating a plan that becomes a reliable reference throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Team Dynamics: No project succeeds without a cohesive team. Delve into strategies for team selection, understanding the importance of skills, attitudes, and compatibility. Real-world examples will highlight successes and pitfalls of team dynamics in various projects.

  • Technological Leverage: The 21st century has seen an explosion of tools designed to aid project managers. Familiarize yourself with the most impactful among them, understanding how technology can be harnessed to streamline processes, improve communication, and ensure transparency.

Why Opt for This Course?

Project management is an art and science. This course doesn’t just teach you the methodologies; it prepares you for the unpredictabilities, helping you maneuver challenges with acumen and foresight. Whether you're managing a tech project, overseeing a construction endeavor, or spearheading a marketing campaign, the principles remain universal.

So, ready to transform your project management journey? This course promises not just knowledge but the confidence and competence to steer projects towards unparalleled success. Join us and redefine the way you perceive and manage projects!

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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.3 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
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(2,012 votes)

Lesson 1: Introduction to Project Management

This lesson focuses on what project management is all about and how to approach it successfully. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Project Management; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Constraints of a Project
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Beginning a Project

This lesson focuses on the selection of a project manager and defining the goals of the project. 19 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Project Planning

This lesson discusses the importance of planning, management, team building, and organization. 18 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Project Management Activities
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Project Budgeting

This lesson discusses budgeting in project management, including cost budgeting and personnel budgeting. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Project Scheduling

This lesson discusses the importance of estimation, guesswork, and milestones in project scheduling. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Project Execution

This lesson examines how leadership and communication affect project management. 21 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Monitoring and Controlling the Project

This lesson explains how variables and risks should be approached when planning a project. 22 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Summary of Project Management Knowledge

This lesson is a summary of the past seven lessons. 20 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Tools To Help Make a Project Manager Succeed

This lesson discusses software companies and programs that can help project managers. 87 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Project Management Tools; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define project management.
  • Describe how to begin a project.
  • Describe the project planning process.
  • Define project budgeting.
  • Define project scheduling.
  • Define project execution.
  • Describe monitoring and controlling the project.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Project Management 101
Course Number: 33432
Lessons Rating: 4.3 / 5 Stars (2,012 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: December 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Linda Zavadil
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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