Principles of Project Management

Explore project management framework including key terminology and organizational design.

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Principles of Project Management

Explore project management framework including key terminology and organizational design.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Describe the key concepts and terminology utilized by the Project Management Institute (PMI) 
  • Identify the purpose, benefits and key project outputs for each of the project management process groups (initiation, planning, execution, monitor and controlling and closing) 
  • Use key tools and techniques to help initiate a project successfully 
  • Identify the common project management organization designs, influences and authority levels that a project manager must navigate when managing a project 

Course description

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This foundation course examines project management framework including key terminology, project management context, project management processes, project life cycle, and organizational design. Tools and techniques that are critical during the initiating process will be emphasized. Obtain hands-on practice such as reviewing a Statement of Work, identifying stakeholders and conducting business case analysis. 

Syllabus

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Session 1 

  • The Project Management Institute 
  • Bellevue College’s Project Management Certificate Program 
  • Key project management terms and concepts 
  • The role of the Project Manager and the Project Management Office 
  • Projects, programs, and portfolios 
  • The Project Life Cycle Phases: Effort, Deliverables, and Events 
  • Why projects get initiated and why they fail. 

Session 1 Assignments 

The following assignments are to provide additional resources to you about concepts and topic discussed during session 1. 

These readings recommended to be read before the first session. 

  • Read/Review: 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs 4, 16-34 
  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, Chapters 1, 2, and 3 and Part 2, pp. 552-556 

Following assignments due next session. 

  • Read/Review: 
  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, Chapter 1, Part 1 – Guide 12.1.1, Part 2 – Standard, pp. 552-556, and Glossary definition p. 724 (SOW) 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs. 121-122 

Session 2  

  • PMI’s project management process groups, knowledge areas and key deliverables. 
  • Statement of Work 
  • Project assessments, business case analysis 

Session 2 Assignments 

  • Read/Review: 
  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, Chapter 1, Part 1 – Guide 12.1.1, Part 2 – Standard, pp. 552-556, and Glossary definition p. 724 (SOW) 

Following assignments due next session. 

  • Read/Review: 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs 66, 85, & 93 
  • PMBOK ® Guide – Sixth Edition, pp. 28, 156-160, 185, Sections 4.1.3.1 and 5.3.1 

Session 3  

  • SMART Objectives 
  • The Project Charter and Scope Statement 
  • Identifying stakeholders 
  • Stakeholder register and strategies 
  • Validating requirements 
  • Rolling wave planning 
  • Compliances, assumptions, constraints 

Session 3 Assignments 

  • Read/Review: 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs 66, 85, & 93 
  • PMBOK ® Guide – Sixth Edition, pp. 28, 156-160, 185, Sections 4.1.3.1 and 5.3.1 

Following assignments due next session. 

  • Review: 
  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, pgs. 30-35, Chapter 2. 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs 31-36, , 111-112 

Session 4  

  • Review 
  • Create a pitch “sound bite 
  • Organizational influences (functional, matrix, & projectized) 

Session 4 Assignments 

  • Review: 
  • PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition, pgs. 30-34, Chapter 2 
  • The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, pgs 31-36, 111-112 

Next available start dates

Online — Evenings

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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 4 T Th - 9/15/2020 - 9/24/2020

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Total cost

$310

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Instructor: Debra Pelletier

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Notes

A NetID account is needed to access the course materials via Canvas, the online learning management system.

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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 4 M W - 9/28/2020 - 10/7/2020

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Total cost

$310

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Instructor: Kathleen Swirski, PMP

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Notes

A NetID account is needed to access the course materials via Canvas, the online learning management system.

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Total classroom hours

12 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 4 M - 11/2/2020 - 11/23/2020

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Total cost

$310

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Instructor: Jashoda Bothra

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Notes

A NetID account is needed to access the course materials via Canvas, the online learning management system.

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