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Project Management Basics

Are you a part-time project manager, accidental project manager, or someone interested in project management who wants to gain new knowledge and complement your skills?


Learn the basics of project management, and how to apply them.  Group exercises and classroom discussion focus on practical application of project management concepts and techniques necessary to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close a project.




After completion of this course you will be able to:


1.   Develop a project charter

2.   Identify stakeholders

3.   Manage stakeholder expectations

4.   Develop a project scope statement

5.   Create a work breakdown structure

6.   Develop a project schedule

7.   Perform risk management

8.   Manage project execution

9.   Engage project team and other resources

10.  Manage stakeholder communications

11.  Accept project deliverables

12.  Control changes to any of the project constraints

13.  Close a project


Learning activities:


1.     Lecture

2.     Class room discussion

3.     Group exercises

4.     Individual exercises




Each hour of training counts as one contact hour of formal education.  

PMI® requires 35 contact hours to be eligible for the PMP®credential.




Each hour of training counts as one PDU - Category B Continuing Education.



Information Session

Want to learn more about this exciting training


Want to meet the instructor?

Want to get a better feel for Schoolcraft?

This course will return in the  

2016 Fall semester.

Attend our Information Session on Sep 13, 2016 from 6-7:30pm in the Jeffress Center room 111.

We hope to see you there! 


Read the "Meet the instructor" feature in  Schoolcraft's CEPD News


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CES2 1593/Sec. 947528 (1.6 CEU)

6 weeks - Monday Sep 19 through Oct 24, 2015 from 6-8:40pm

Jeffress Center, Room 102

Instructor: E. van der Meulen, PMP


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Comments about the instructor from previous Project Management students:


"The instructor provided good practical and educational information. He also provided a good balance of presenting, content and activities to apply the content."




"You helped simplify the subject matter in a clear and concise fashion.  Great delivery and you make the class more interesting with your professional experiences as they relate to a particular topic."




"I liked the analogies used to explain concepts.  He injected humor which made the class interesting and fun.  He displayed a sincere commitment for us to learn!"




"Eric gave us many opportunities to ask questions to help clarify material and engaged us with class exercises."




"Excellent presentment on content in class.  Flow of content was good and enticed participation."




"Presentation was enthusiastic.  The class time passed quickly."




"You are passionate about project management - have a thorough working knowledge - much appreciated!"




"Eric is an excellent instructor.  His knowledge of  the project management profession is unmatched.  I thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm and professionalism.  I highly recommend this course."




1.   Introductions, Framework, Definitions

2.   Life Cycle, Knowledge Areas

3.   Initiating - Project Charter

4.   Initiating - Stakeholders


5.   Planning - Scope Statement, Work Breakdown Structure 

6.   Planning - Schedule

7.   Planning - Budget, Procurement

8.   Planning - Project Team Roles


9.   Planning - Risks

10.  Planning - Quality

11.  Executing - Team Work, Project Leadership 

12.  Executing - Procurement, Quality, Communications


13.  Monitoring & Controlling - Control Changes

14.  Monitoring & Controlling - Validate & Accept Deliverables

15.  Monitoring & Controlling - Procurements, Risks

16.  Closing - Integration, Procurement




Stakeholder analysis, facilitated workshops, expert judgment, decomposition, precedence diagramming, estimating, project management software, critical path analysis, resource leveling, schedule compression, make-or-buy analysis, cost of quality, SWOT analysis, risk analysis, risk mitigation, performance reviews, negotiation, team-building, conflict management, issue log, communication methods, forecasting, variance analysis, earned value, change control, audits



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