This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapters 3 and 4 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Fourth Edition. In this course, you will be introduced to the five project management process groups and nine project management knowledge areas into which PMI sorts all project activities. You will also learn how processes in the Project Integration Management knowledge area encourage relationships between project processes that keep the project's activities co-ordinated and on track for success.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
Understand the role of the five process groups: Initiating Process Group, Planning Process Group, Executing Process Group, Monitoring and Controlling Process Group, and Closing Process Group
Understand the role of the knowledge areas: Project Integration Management, Project Scope Management, Project Time Management, Project Cost Management, Project Quality Management, Project Human Resource Management, Project Communications Management, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement Management
Understand that each of the 42 processes identified by PMI as being universal to project management can be classified into one knowledge area and one process group
Understand the overlapping nature of the interaction between the processes and process groups
Understand the ways in which inputs and outputs of various processes determine the relationship between the processes
Understand the processes of the Project Integration Management knowledge area
Understand the inputs, tools and techniques, and the outputs of the various component processes of the Project Integration Management knowledge area
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, Fourth Edition (PMBOK Guide).
Estimated time to complete: 3.5 hours of online course work