Project management software increases the ability of the project manager to work more efficiently. The functions of project planning and scheduling, resource allocation and costing, progress monitoring and reporting are explored in detail. Through the application of project software tools and techniques students develop the skills required to manage successful projects. Prerequisite: Introduction to Project Management. Software Required: MS Project 2016. Access to MS Project 2016 software for the duration of the 14 week course is critical to the success of the course. You will be expected to have or purchase the software for successful course completion.
NOTE: This course has mandatory chats.
The most valuable resource in any project is often the people whose talent and efforts will contribute to its success. This course will explore organizational communications, how it functions and how to overcome communication barriers in groups and with individuals. The course also emphasizes how to build the skills and knowledge needed to plan an effective project group, recruit quality people to staff it, and build them into an effective team. Participants will also learn leadership principles and tools for successfully motivating a team. Prerequisite: Introduction to Project Management recommended. Software required: Microsoft Office – Word and Excel. MS-Project and PowerPoint - Optional.
Quality has become a primary component of competitive advantage and customer loyalty in the global economy. This applies to services as well as products. In the project management context, all work products must support the project throughout its life cycle. The scope of the project must be defined to include the quality standards of the project outputs, thus planning-in quality. Procurement and contracting are also major components of the global economy: from local contracting to offshore outsourcing and manufacturing, companies must be able to function in a highly distributed and increasingly competitive environment ensure their survival and success. Prerequisite: Introduction to Project Management recommended. Software required: Microsoft Office – Word and Excel. MS Project and PowerPoint optional.
NOTE: This course has mandatory group work.
The first part of this course will cover the fundamentals of project cost management and control including project estimating at the project definition and approval stage, budgeting, resource costing and allocation, and status reporting. In the second part of the course, students will be introduced to a structured multi-tiered approach that can be used to identify the different types of risks associated with projects such as technical, time, costs, quality and others. Students will learn to communicate risks effectively and share the responsibility of managing risks with your team members, customers and management. Prerequisite: Introduction to Project Management recommended.