Whether you are a team member, project manager, or have aspirations to lead effective project teams, an understanding of the basic methodologies of project management is essential. This course is intended as an overview describing the fundamental principles, processes, knowledge areas, and tools and techniques of project management and is designed for practical application in the workplace. This 2-day foundation course covers the primary topics described by the Project Management Institute (PMI ®) in their publication A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide Fifth Edition.
All course materials will be provided electronically. Registered students will receive access instructions in their enrollment reminder emails prior to class.
Who Should Attend
Because project management can be viewed as a methodology applicable in all organizations, individuals in banking, finance, engineering, IT, human resources, and any other industry valuing a uniform approach to projects will benefit. This course is intended for project team members, those interested in project management as a career, and current project managers.
What You Will Learn
Individuals successfully completing this course can be expected to demonstrate a basic understanding of the requirements for leading and participating in successful projects and have the ability to apply their learning in a practical way in the workplace. Included in this course are the following key topics.
- Project selection – financial and objective basis of project selection, supporting the business case, which projects to select and why (from an organizational perspective)
- Initiation and scope development – identifying project stakeholders, interpreting needs and expectations, and developing customer deliverables
- Project cost and schedule preparation – developing the all-important budget and time baselines
- Human resource management – understanding the importance and use of leadership and interpersonal skills for the project manager
- Risk management – basic steps of risk planning and alternative risk strategies, implementation of the risk plan
- Quality management – basics of the quality management process as they apply to managing projects
- Aspects of effective project closeout – importance of lessons learned and administrative and contract closeout, “closing the loop” with customer expectations
This course provides a foundation for other project management courses. Each participant will receive a copy of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.
Why Choose the UNC Charlotte Project Management Program?
- Certificate awarded by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte – a nationally recognized credential. UNC Charlotte is a large 26,000+ student, urban research, doctoral-granting university, the largest university in Charlotte and the fastest growing university in the 17 institution University of North Carolina system
- Courses taught by PMP® certified instructors with expert real-world knowledge tailored to the subject matter
- PMI members reporting their PDU activities rated our program with a 91% satisfaction rating (higher than the 86% average rating amongst all PMI project management training providers) - as of October 2013
- Course content regularly reviewed and updated by PMP®s for current applicability and adherence to the PMBOK® body of knowledge
- Curriculum taught at a University level and geared towards post-Baccalaureate or post-Graduate level students
- Practical application – content is designed to develop specific skill sets immediately applicable in the workplace and job market
- History of success –
- PMI® registered Project Management program since 2002
- Over 2,000 enrollments
- Past participants from some of the region’s largest employers and Fortune 500 companies including Coca-Cola, Lance, Belk, TIAA-CREF, Carolinas Healthcare System, Shaw, Bank of America, Wachovia, Wells Fargo, Allstate, Duke Energy, Philip Morris, Balfour Beatty and many more.
- UNC Charlotte is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) with PMI ®, the Project Management Institute, PDU credits are awarded directly by UNC Charlotte and the University maintains, in perpetuity, the records of credits awarded
- Flexibility – take one or more courses to build a particular skill set or take all required courses to complete a certificate
- In addition to project management courses, we also offer a PMP® exam prep course specifically designed to prepare those individuals seeking national certification as a PMP®.
PMP® is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.
“Very informative. Great instructor.”
“The organization/format of the course was great.”
“Course content was directly transferable to every day activity at work.”
“Everything was great!”
“The course was an excellent overview of project management. The case studies were a good reinforcement of class discussion.”
“Good course. I look forward to the next one.”
“Thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow.”
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Project Management Certificate : Required