In today’s business environment, there is a need for good project management.  Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer.  Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholder for quick resolution, including project cancelation. Project management is one of the fastest paths to promotion by increasing your network through greater exposure.  You will have the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project.  An overview of salaries, certification costs, education and experience requirements are provided.  We hope you will choose Project Management as a career.
* Software requirements: access to 2013 or newer MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader.
Course Length: 4 Weeks 
Unit 1
Project Management Overview
•      Project Manager’s Responsibilities & Commitment
•      Certification Requirements & Costs
•      Compensation
•      Project Framework Preview
Unit 2
Tools & Templates   
•      Project Process Checklist
•      Project Charter Template
•      Project Plan Template
•      Communications Templates
Unit 3
Creating a Project
•      Creating a project plan and schedule in MS Project
•      Creating charter and team/stakeholder matrices
•      Creating Change Log
•      Creating a Risk Plan
Unit 4
Managing the Project - Prepare a Project Status Deck
•      Creating status deck (format, content, operating rhythm, etc.)
•      Collecting Detail Status
•      Presenting Summary Status
•      Simulating project close-out & celebrate
What you will do:
The instructor will lead the class and the students will participate in the class discussion.  If you have MS OFFICE PROFESSIONAL software on your computer, you can practice using the tools and templates by mimicking the class content. Software requirements: access to 2013 or newer MS Word, Excel, and Adobe Reader.

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Access the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each day.

The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

Next offering(s):

Introduction to Project Management
September 3 - 28

Project Management Knowledge Areas
August 5 - 30
November 4 - 29

Project Management Processes
October 7 - November 1

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$495.0000 USD
$195 USD
Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor
Andy Stanhope has a Master’s of Business Administration, a Master’s of Science in Computer Systems and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over 25 years’ experience managing projects within medium and large companies, domestically and internationally.
He has managed projects in a variety of software implementations, including Oracle, SAP, and SASS applications.  He now works as a senior project manager at a large aerospace corporation.
He has previously taught PMP certification preparation sessions as well as taught undergraduate project management courses in Business and IT programs.
Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
To provide the students with:
·         Experience project management by creating and managing a project
·         Exposure to a basic set of tools and templates
·         Process outline for managing projects
·         Information to make a decision to choose project management as a career
Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes
You will have the necessary set of skills, processes, tools and templates to confidently setup, manage and close-out a project.  Each student will be provide with and electronic set of:
·         Tools & Templates
·         Process
·         All class created documents
·         Instructor’s course presentation materials
·         Certificate of Completion
Completion Requirements