Module 1 - History of Project Management
The early years of project management and some of the challenges that had to be overcome.
Module 2 - Principles of Project Management
The core principles of project management, changes that have taken place, and the benefits that can be achieved.
Module 3 - Principles of Scope Management
The core principles of project scope management including the statement of work, work breakdown structure, project planning, project startup, and project closure.
Module 4 - Principles of Time Management
The core principles of time management, networking techniques to control the schedule, the use of slack, and ways to compress the schedule.
Module 5 - Principles of Cost Management: Part 1
Basic knowledge for cost management, overhead rates, the meaning of a variance, management reserves, and ways of converting hours to dollars.
Module 6 - Principles of Cost Management: Part 2
Special cost management issues with emphasis on cost estimating, use of learning curves for estimating, trend analysis and cost estimating pitfalls.
Module 7 - Principles of Resource Management: Part 1
Various organizational structures for project management, the advantages and disadvantages of the classical structure, the projectized structure and the matrix structure.
Module 8 - Principles of Human Resource Management: Part 2
The complexities of project staffing for the positions of the project manager, assistant project manager, and team members; staffing ramp up and ramp down practices.
Module 9 - Principles of Human Resource Management: Part 3
The complexities of working with people, leadership without authority, use of power, power and authority issues, and the responsibility assignment matrix.
Module 10 - Principles of Human Resource Management: Part 4
Conflict management and techniques for resolving a conflict, types of conflicts, and the characteristics of a good conflict resolution manager.
Module 11 - Principles of Human Resource Management: Part 5
Various time robbers that induce stress and potential burnout for the project manager, how to eliminate time robbers.
Module 12 - Principles of Communications Management
Different forms of communications and the barriers and filters that create communication problems.
Module 13 - Principles of Risk Management
The principles of risk management, types of risks, and ways to handle the risks.
Module 14 - Principles of Quality Management
The core principles of quality management, pioneers in quality management and their contributions, quality circles, and the benefits of a good quality program.
Module 15 - Principles of Procurement Management
The principles of procurement management, bidder conferences, the make-buy decision, and the role of the contract administrator.
Module 16 - The Role of the Executive in Project Management
How the executive should interface a project as a sponsor or as part of a governance committee, and a list of topics to support the role of the sponsor.
Module 17 - Identifying the Variables for Project Management Success
Success variables, the expectations that others have of the project manager, and expectations that the project manager has of others.
Module 18 - Success and Failure in Project Management
The most common causes of project failure.
Module 19 - Scope Changes and Scope Creep
Types of scope creep and ways to control scope creep.
Module 20 - Project Health Checks
Periodic health checks, metrics for health checks, timing of health checks, and selection of the health check leader.