1. Project Management Framework
Explore the Project Management Institute (PMI®) framework for project management including the life cycle processes and knowledge areas, and identify core and facilitating processes. You will become familiar with the project management vocabulary during this section.
The Project Management Institute
Five Process Groups
10 Knowledge Areas
What is a Project?
Project Management Terminology
Discover the importance of the business case to support the start of a new project, establish the project scope, analyze stakeholder needs, identify constraints and assumptions, and build a communication plan.
Five Steps of Project Initiation
The Project Charter
Project Roles and Responsibilities and the RAM
Learn the seven steps of successful planning and practice developing a work breakdown structure, effective estimates, diagramming a project, and identifying the critical path. Identify, assess, quantify, and manage risks through mitigation strategies and contingency planning. In addition, discover the importance of formal change control processes and managing organizational change as part of the project life cycle.
The Sticky Note Technique
Critical Path Analysis
Using the Network Diagram
4. Controlling and Closing
Explore the relationship between planning, execution, and control, and learn a structured approach to project control. Understand how to use earned value as a powerful tool for assessing and reporting current and predicted future conditions of the project.
5. Closing Processes
Investigate the best practices in conducting administrative closure on a project.
Close Project Process
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