Required textbook that must be purchased by student:
CAPM In-Depth Certified Associate in Project Management Study Guide for CAPM,
Paul Sanguera, Second Edition
Read first three chapters before first class session.
There will be a 30 minute lunch. Bring a sack lunch.
2nd Edition of the CAPM In Depth book.....by Dr. Paul Sanghera.....here is the IBSN-13- 978-4842-3663-5
Course Title: Project Management Fundamentals
Instructor: Kevin Postich, PMP, MBA
Target Audience: This course should be attended by new project managers, project team members, executives who want to know about the PM processes, functional managers, and any individuals involved with the planning, implementation and control of projects.
Student Course Materials: CAPM, In Depth Certified Associate in Project Management Study Guide for the CAPM Exam, 2nd ed. by Dr. Paul Sanghera, PMP, CAPM
NOTE: Read first three chapters before first class session.
Course Description: This course teaches you to understand the baseline fundamentals, terminology, and processes for effective project management. These knowledge attributes are essential for new project managers as they learn how to approach their first projects, handle people, stakeholders, resources, budgets, and project issues. As a project manager, you must be able to handle various aspect of a project's initial development and also be able to see what needs to be completed during the closing phase of the project way into the future. This course teaches you about standard techniques such as critical path planning, performance reporting, planning & scheduling, as well as project team management, development, and building. It also highlights the emotional skills required for a successful project manager to be effective. The course contains many practical interactive exercises designed to facilitate the transfer of skills. After the completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary preparation to sit for Project Management Institute's CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) exam. Textbook required.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Discuss the philosophy of modern project management
Describe the PM Lifecycle
Explain the basic PMI framework and its benefits to PM
Apply the processes that are utilized to build a project management plan
Discuss Project Integration Management
Discuss and utilize the processes and tools and techniques to create an effective project schedule
Explain the basics of project risk management and team motivation
Integrate the basic functions of project management throughout a project life cycle
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Quizzes and out of class assignments are utilized to assess and reinforce the student learner's understanding of the concepts presented in the course. Students are strongly encouraged to attempt end of chapter quizzes after reading the material and attending in-class presentations.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education Certificate of Program Completion and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all the class sessions, actively participate and complete an evaluation for the course. In addition, exams/quizzes will be administered and graded to assess the student's ability.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 24 hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 2.4 hours
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