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Project Management Certificate Program - Program Content

Initiation

Identifying the project players and their roles and responsibilities along with the project's initial concept is a head start to a successful project. This group discusses roles, responsibilities and team development. Developing effective communication skills, and understanding team motivations is also part of project initiation. Topics include:

Planning

This group involves defining the project scope, quality, resources, time frames, and budget of the project. It clarifies what needs to be accomplished by what resources, when they are needed, and what budget and time frames are necessary to achieve the goal, including identifying quality, and developing appropriate responses to risk. Topics include:

Execution, Monitoring and Control

Create and manage the project with the intent of meeting and exceeding customer/sponsor expectations. This involves assuring quality, tracking progress, making appropriate decisions and managing changes as required. Topics include:

Closeout

This process group, when properly established, is a foundation for future project success. It involves closing the project, summarizing, reviewing and evaluating what was learned. Topics include:

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