Project Management: Essentials

Make Career Success Your Ongoing Project

Capitalize on the need for project managers who can take a project from initiation to closing, with a course that will also help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam.

Course Description

Take advantage of the increasing need for professionals with project management skills and prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam. Learn the terminology, tools, and techniques required to take a project through all process phases from initiating to planning, executing, monitoring and controlling through closing.

In addition to receiving an overview of key concepts from the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), this course is designed to build your confidence and raise your chances of passing the PMP Exam.

PMI and PMBOK are registered trademarks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Who is the Course for?

  • Professionals or students interested in gaining knowledge of project management
  • Individuals applying for PMP credential
  • Individuals preparing to write the PMP exam

Admission Requirements

  • High-school diploma
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the English Language Proficiency Requirements for admission to the University

Course Objectives

You’ll be introduced to the principles of successful leadership in project management, including project definition, cost, benefit analysis, planning, scheduling, group dynamics and project completion. At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify principles for successful leadership in project management
  • Distinguish between projects, programs and portfolios
  • Prepare a project charter and scope statement
  • Prepare project work breakdown structure, project network diagrams and project schedule
  • Estimate project costs and prepare a project budget
  • Identify and manage project risks
  • Manage relationships with project team members and other stakeholders
  • Manage project issues and changes
  • Achieve project quality objectives and successful project outcomes

Laddering / Transfer Credit Arrangements

While there is no provision for transfer of credit with short courses and programs as per the Non-Degree Taxonomy, contact hours may be counted towards requirements for applicable certificates or post baccalaureate certificates offered through Continuing and Professional Studies.

Career Opportunities

  • Project Coordinator
  • Program Manager
  • Team Lead
  • Project Manager

Length of Study

36 hour course

Delivery Methods

Online

FAQs

What is Online Learning?

Online learning is how we offer the course content. The where and when is completely up to you. You’re free to decide the way that you’d like to integrate the classroom into your life, whether you’d like to do the course work on lunch breaks, in bed, or on a picnic table on a leisurely Saturday afternoon. Simply download the course modules, and learn at your own pace. Remember, instructors are still available to help when you need it.

Online courses are delivered through UofM’s online learning management system UM Learn.

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