Managing Smaller Projects

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course presents a simple and practical approach for managing those smaller projects: one that strips away bureaucracy yet retains vital control. Using the CompTIA approach is perfect for those smaller initiatives that still allow the project manager to wisely structure and then maintain control throughout the project while determining facts about progress, risks and achievements. This course is suitable for professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still want sound foundational project management skills and tools to help organize and control small project initiatives. 

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started                
  • Project Management Overview
  • Industry Guidance
  • Standard Project Phases
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Constraints
Lesson 2: Launching Projects                         
  • How projects originate
  • Initiating Phase
  • Kicking off the project
  • Helpful tools
Lesson 3: Planning The Project                      
  • The planning phase
  • Project work breakdown
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Adaptive life cycles
Lesson 4: Executing The Project                   
  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Change management
  • Status reporting

Lesson 5: Closing The Project                        

  • Project closeout
  • Next Steps

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**