This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 1 and 2 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition. In this course, you will consider some of the organizational issues surrounding project management. You will review how different organizations handle the responsibilities of project management and focus on the entity known as a project management office, or PMO. You will also learn how organizational structure can play a key role in the success or failure of project management.
This course contains video segments of project management professionals who offer advice and best practices to learners. By submitting a question via the course's Ask the Expert link, you get access to project managers who will answer your questions within 24-48 hours.
Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Explain what a project is and how it can advance organizational goals
- Describe the role of the project manager in an organizational setting
- Identify how enterprise environmental factors and organizational process assets can affect project management processes
- Explain the concept of a project management office (PMO)
- Explain the relation of projects to sub-projects, programs, and portfolios
- Distinguish between functional organizations and projectized organizations and explain how the structure of the organization can affect project processes and activities
- Clarify the role of stakeholders such as the project sponsor in determining general and specific details of the project charter
- Describe the project life cycle and its common trends and patterns
- Define and explain fast tracking
- Identify key competencies of successful project managers
- Describe the differences among several common project life cycle approaches
Note: After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.
Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners with some project management experience.
Prerequisites: Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute®'s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.
Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.
Required Material: This course requires the Project Management Institute®'s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition.
Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
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