This one-module 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 will 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.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Explain what a project is and how it can advance organizational goals
Understand the role of the project manager in an organizational setting
Understand 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 and projectized organizations and explain how the structure of the organization can affect project processes and activities
Understand the role of stakeholders such as the project sponsor in determining general and specific details of the project charter
Understand the project life cycle and its common trends and patterns
Define and explain fast tracking
Identify key characteristics of successful project managers
This course is self-paced and online. You will have access to this course for 30 days.
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, Fifth Edition (PMBOK Guide).
Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work
Duration: 30 days