Please note: This course is not part of the Project Management Certificate program.
This two-day course provides a solid understanding of the project management life cycle and practical experience with the tools and techniques of project management. You'll learn how to initiate, plan, monitor, control, and close out your projects more effectively. This training provides practical skills, concepts, and principles you can take back to the job and implement right away.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the concept of project management, some basic project terminology, and be able to describe the elements of a project management system
- Define the project management life cycle and the key project management processes
- Recognize the characteristics and skills of a project manager as well as roles and responsibilities
- Identify the key steps of project initiation and authorization, recognizing the key elements needed for documentation to carry forward to the scope definition process
- Understand the importance of proper project work scope definition and planning, and its impact on the future of the project, along with creating a Work Breakdown Structure
- Understand and do detailed planning including defining the elements of a project model, creating a project model, and understanding the Critical Path Method (CPM)
- Understand resource management inputs, the results and options for issue resolution
- Define elements of project costs, the information needed, methods of estimating, and results when integrated with project schedule details
- Recognize the elements and process of risk management, including basic definitions, the resource management plan, risk identification, risk analysis, risk response planning and monitoring
- Create and manage the project scope, schedule and cost baselines, including understanding the importance of change management
- Track the status of a project during project execution and measure performance impacts, including the use of Earned Value Method (EVM)
- Close out a project by collecting pertinent project data, closing out contracts, and collecting lessons learned
Project Management Advisory Board
Sean Boucek Booz Allen Hamilton, Pam Bothello Cubic Defense Applications, Veeral Chudasama Carefusion, Jack Grucza Cobham, Carrie Hoff County of San Diego, Shannon Hoolihan SCH Consulting, Will Kim Northrop Grumman, Cindy Long San Diego Gas & Electric, Ron Manning Sony, Edwina McKinney McKinney and Associates, Paul Morris City of San Diego, Jerine Rosato San Diego Unifi ed Port District, Charlie Zigelman General Dynamics/Nassco
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.
SDSU Research Foundation Program