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Certified Associate in Project Management with Simulation

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Language: English

Description: If you’d like to manage larger projects and gain more responsibility or add project management skills into your current role, then the Certified Associate in Project Management program, offered by our accredited school partners, is right for you. Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up to date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose. This program provides learners with the basic features and functions of Microsoft Project 2013 so that you can use it effectively and efficiently in a real-world project management environment.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

• Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
• Identify the steps involved in developing a project management plan
• Comprehend methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
• Identify the elements involved in performing and controlling projects
• Describe modern developments and the future of project management

Course outline:
Project Management Module 1 - Overview of Project Management
• Defining Project Success
• Defining Roles
• Committee Sponsorship/Governance
• Classification of Projects
• Project Management Growth
• Product vs. Project Management
• Stage-Gate Process
• Project Life Cycles
• Organizational Structures

Project Management Module 2 - Organizational Structures and the Project Office
• Organizational Workflow
• Pure Product (Projectized) Organization
• Matrix Organizational Form
• Project Management Offices
• Transitional Management
• The Staffing Environment
• Today’s Project Managers
• Organizational Staffing Process
• The Project Office
• The Functional Team

Project Management Module 3 - Management Functions and Communications Management
• Controlling and Directing
• Project Authority
• Barriers to Project Team Development
• Value-Based Project Environment
• General Management Pitfalls
• Modeling the Communications Environment
• Project Review Meetings
• Active Listening
• Brainstorming
• Facilitation

Project Management Module 4 - Conflicts and Variables for Success
• The Conflict Environment
• The Management of Conflicts
• Conflict Resolution Modes
• Performance Measurement
• Mega Projects
• Internal and External Partnerships
• Virtual Project Teams
• Project Management Effectiveness
• Understanding Best Practices

Project Management Module 5 - Executives and Planning
• The Project Sponsor
• The Collective Belief
• Stakeholder Relations Management
• Project Portfolio Management
• Business Case
• Life-Cycle Phases
• Life-Cycle Milestones
• Establishing Project Objectives
• Work Breakdown Structure
• Project Selection

Project Management Module 6 - Network Scheduling Techniques and Pricing
• Network Fundamentals
• Dependencies
• Network Replanning
• Scheduling Problems
• Global Pricing Strategies
• Pricing Process
• Overhead Rates
• The Pricing Review Procedure
• Systems Pricing
• Project Risks

Project Management Module 7 - Cost Control and Metrics
• The Operating Cycle
• Budgets
• The Cost Baseline
• Summary Variances
• Status Reporting
• Project Management Information Systems
• Project Metrics
• Key Performance Indicators
• Value-Based Metrics
• Business Intelligence

Project Management Module 8 - Trade-Off Analysis and Risk Management
• Methodology for Trade-Off Analysis
• Contracts
• Industry Trade-Off Preferences
• Project Manager’s Control of Trade-Offs
• Risk Management
• Plan Risk Management
• Risk Analysis
• Plan Risk Response
• The Impact of Risk Handling Measurements
• Risk and Concurrent Engineering

Project Management Module 9 - Learning Curves and Contract Management
• The Learning Curve Concept
• Graphic Representation
• Developing Slope Measures
• Selections of Learning Curves
• Manufacturing Breaks
• Procurement
• Types of Contracts
• Contract Administration
• Proposal-Contractual Interaction
• Contract Closure

Project Management Module 10 - Quality Management and Modern Developments
• The Quality Movement
• Quality Management Concepts
• Acceptance Sampling
• Implementing Six Sigma
• Quality Leadership
• The Project Management Maturity Model
• Project Management Methodologies
• Capacity Planning
• The Business of Scope Changes
• End-of-Phase Review Meetings

Module 11 - Microsoft Project 2013:
• Unit 01 - Starting a Project
• Unit 02- Working with Project Calendars
• Unit 03- Working with Project Tasks
• Unit 05- Delivering a Project Plan
• Unit 06 - Managing the Project Environment
• Unit 07 - Managing Task Structures
• Unit 08- Generating Project Views
• Unit 09- Producing Project Reports.

Module 12 - Simulation: 4CShare Global Project Management Simulation

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Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. E

The following textbooks will be provided to each student upon registration:
• Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold R. Kerzner
• A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) by Project Management Institute
• CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-In-One Exam Guide by Joseph Phillips

Class Details

Online 24/7

NA - Online

Start Date:upon registration



Registration Closes On
Sunday, June 30, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 N/A - Online