This course teaches you to understand the baseline fundamentals, terminology, and processes for effective project management. These knowledge attributes are essential for new project managers as they learn how to approach their first projects, handle people, stakeholders, resources, budgets, and project issues. As a project manager, you must be able to handle various aspect of a project's initial development and also be able to see what needs to be completed during the closing phase of the project way into the future. This course teaches you about standard techniques such as critical path planning, performance reporting, planning & scheduling, as well as project team management, development, and building. It also highlights the emotional skills required for a successful project manager to be effective. The course contains many practical interactive exercises designed to facilitate the transfer of skills. After the completion of this course, the student will possess the necessary preparation to sit for Project Management Institute’s CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management) exam. Textbook required.
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With over 25 years of experience managing complex Projects and Programs, Kevin Postich brings a wealth of knowledge into the classroom. Currently Kevin is a practicing Sr. Project Manager with Fiserv Corporation in Norcross, GA. There he leads projects employing best practices as outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure success in all areas, as measured by project sponsors and stakeholders. Kevin enjoys bringing difficult concepts into easy-to-understand, everyday language so those students choosing this great career path will not only continue as a project manager but thrive as a project manager!
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Student Course Materials: CAPM, In Depth Certified Associate in Project Management Study Guide for the CAPM Exam, by Dr. Paul Sanghera, PMP, CAPM
Target Audience: This course should be attended by new project managers, project team members, executives who want to know about the PM processes, functional managers, and any individuals involved with the planning, implementation and control of projects.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Quizzes and out of class assignments are utilized to assess and reinforce the student learner’s understanding of the concepts presented in the course. Students are strongly encouraged to attempt end of chapter quizzes after reading the material and attending in-class presentations.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education Certificate of Program Completion and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all the class sessions, actively participate and complete an evaluation for the course. In addition, exams/quizzes will be administered and graded to assess the student's ability.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 24 hours
Number of IACET CEUs to be offered: 2.4 hours