Business and Management

Project Management Comprehensive course

Start: Sep 2017       Type: Evening / Weekend Classes       Duration (hr): 147

This comprehensive course provides solid knowledge in Project Management. Through a combination of lectures and exercises, students will learn the key techniques and approaches necessary to be an effective professional. Students will learn Project Management Fundamentals, Foundations of Information Technology and Software Delivery, Agile Methodology and Scrum, Quality Assurance Fundamentals, Project Tracking and Collaboration Tools (JIRA, Confluence), PM Microsoft Office Tools (Advanced Excel, Visio, Project). Also, students will practice creating PM Documentation and learning Effective Communication Skills.
1. Project Management Fundamentals – This module provides fundamentals of Project Management, including management standards in according to PMI PMBOK, execution of projects in different organizational structures, project management processes (initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, verification of completion), PM knowledge areas (integration, scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communication, risk, procurement).  
This core module teaches following subjects: 1. Project Integration Management: Project Charter, Project Plan, Project Execution, Project Monitoring and Control, Change management, Project Closeout. 2. Project Scope Management: Project Scope and Product Scope (product content), Requirements, WBS Work Breakdown Structure, Scope control. 3. Project Time Management: Relationship between activities, Resource estimation, Activity duration, Schedule. 4. Project Cost Management: Cost estimation, Budget planning, Budget control, Earned Value Measurement. 5. Project Quality Management: Quality planning, Quality assurance and Quality control. 6. Project Human Resources Management: Staffing management plan, Set the project team, Development of the project team, Management of the project team. 7. Project Communications Management: Project participants, Planning communications, Information distribution, Managing expectations of project participants, Reporting. 8. Project Risk Management: Risk Management Planning, Risk identification, Qualitative risk analysis, Quantitative risk analysis, Risk management plan, Risk monitoring and control. 9. Project Procurement Management: Tender procedures, Types of contracts, Contract closeout.
2. PM Documentation Writing Workshop – in this module students will practice creating essential Project management documentation, including Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Project Proposal/Initiation, Project Budget, Project Plan, Project Charter, Project Status Reporting, Quality Management Plan, Project Risk Assessment / Risk Management Plan, Profit and Loss, Project Closure Documentation and other. Students will create projects in Microsoft Project.
3. Foundations of Information Technology and Software Delivery - in this module students will be introduced to the basic concepts of Information Technology (IT), including: Software, System, Application, Product, Platform, Database; Hardware, PC, Server, Data Center; Input/Output devices; Project, engagement; Project Manager, Business Analyst, Programmer, Quality Assurance, Dev Ops; Current & Future State, Scope, GAP Analysis; CSM (Software Configuration Management); CI/CD (Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery).
4. Agile Methodology and Scrum – The agile methodology of software development marks a considerable departure from traditional sequential development (“waterfall”). In fact, many aspects of agile are so drastically different from waterfall that it is often helpful for individuals who are new to agile to take a small course to better understand its principles and practices.
5. Quality Assurance Fundamentals – This section is designed to impart expertise on manual testing. It teaches the fundamentals of organizing the project and preparing the test plan and will cover Introduction to QA and SDLC, Goals of QA and Documenting Processes; Types of Testing, Web vs. Client/Server testing. After completing this part of the course, students will be able to design the test cases, execute the test scenarios and create test status reports.
6. Microsoft Office Fundamentals – this module reviews Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio and Project. Students will learn Excel advanced techniques, including Math Functions, Logical Functions, Statistical Lookup Functions, Sort/Filter Data, Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts. They will learn how to create and update a project plan in Microsoft Project; in Microsoft Visio students will study how to build flow charts, network diagrams and business processes.
7. Effective Communication Skills Workshop – in this module students will polish their communication skills for business environment: presentation skills, conducting effective meetings, effective listening, and other communication techniques.
8. Project Tracking and Collaboration Tools Fundamentals: JIRA, Confluence – This module includes basic concepts of JIRA and Confluence from Atlassian‎. JIRA (issue, project and workflow): JIRA Workspace, JIRA Dashboard, and crucial elements of work with Issues, Searching and Reporting. Confluence: Collaboration, Customizing, Managing attachments and images, Using links and labels, Search.
9. PMP Certification Preparation – in this course students will review PMI PMBOK and practice PMP test. Exam structure and procedures, Types of questions and topics included, Approaches to test taking, Common mistakes to avoid. This is an optional module, and it will be conducted with students’ requests.
*147 instructor-led hours
Bachelor’s degree and one year of industry experience with involvement in projects preferred

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