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Project Planning

A required course in the Certificate Program in Project Management.

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Course Description

*This course follows the previous course, Project Launch.* Successful projects do not just happen. They are planned. Understanding what success for a specific project means is part of the plan. Take the opportunity to understand how you will measure success. Does your project require assistance or materials from the outside? If it does, will you know what type of contract will support your success? When you understand these basics and you know how to identify the risks you face and how all of this information shapes your estimates, then you are ready to consider committing to a schedule and a budget. This course will take you through critical project planning basics so that when it is time for your schedule and budget, you are well informed. Once you have some planning basics under your belt, we will draw upon your knowledge to logically map out what will happen and when it will happen. You will begin thinking about your project schedule, estimate how long the work will take, arrange the project work in the required sequence and develop an understanding of what it is meant when someone refers to the critical path. This course will complete the project schedule, and consider who will perform the work and what they need to perform the work. This course will also discuss how to approach planning your project using Agile. This course will utilize the project artifacts previously accomplished in Project Launch course. This course will utilize the project artifacts previously accomplished in the Project Launch course.

NOTE: This course uses required live sessions via Zoom.   A device with audio and visual will be needed to participate.  The student guide provides additional resources/information on how to use and access your courses Zoom sessions.

Students will be required to complete assignments in Canvas prior to the first meeting. The course site will be available 7 days prior to the first face to face meeting. Instructions for logging in will be provided in enrollment confirmation.

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  • Details
  • $815
  • March 25, 2021 to May 06, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Remote
  • Reg#: 00126
  • ID/Units: MGMT X472.76  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SPRING 2021

Instructor


Michael T. Martin, PE, PMP, is a project manager and system architect for technology development at Northrop Grumman Corporation in El Segundo. With Northrop Grumman he has also managed numerous environmental projects in the Southern California area for soil and groundwater remediation, regulatory closure, and preparation for sale and redevelopment. Mr. Martin has masters degrees in systems engineering and business administration.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

Required Textbook(s):

A GUIDE TO THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOKĀ® GUIDE)
Book - ISBN: 9781628251845
Project Management Institute, 6 ed, Project Management Institute

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START03/25/2021Thursday------Online (Access Begins)---
OL-LEC04/01/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/08/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/15/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/22/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC04/29/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---
OL-LEC05/06/2021Thursday6:30 PM9:30 PMZoom---