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Project Management Life Cycle

Provided by Rochester Institute of Technology (RITx)
Intermediate
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8–12 hours
per week, for 10 weeks
Free

$150 USD for a certificate of completion

Learn how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing.

Before you start

Recommendations only: This course is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree or have a minimum of 5 years of work experience in a project related business environment. Recommended education or work experience in organizational behavior, mathematics and basic accounting or equivalent.
Course opens: Jul 15, 2019
Course ends: Dec 16, 2019

What you will learn

  • The roles and responsibilities of a project manager
  • Project initiation and planning
  • Project execution
  • Project closing Project management tools and techniques

Overview

Learn about project management from a multidisciplinary perspective, as we cover fundamental tools and techniques for managing a broad range of projects.

You will learn about the project management life cycle from initiation to closing. We will address the behavioral and quantitative facets of project management, as well as the use of methods, tools and techniques for the initiation, planning, execution and closing of projects. The course will be divided by the project life cycle phases.

First, we will cover project initiation. We will review projects in organizations, project selection models, the project manager role and project organization structures to better understand how a project is initiated. You will also learn how to create a key project management deliverable, the project charter.

Second, we will cover the project-planning phase. You will learn how to build a comprehensive project management plan covering the key aspects of risk, quality, scope, schedule, cost, time, resource and communications.

Third, we will cover the project execution phase. We will explore the monitoring and control of a project including earned value analysis and project reporting. Case studies and examples will be used to help you understand the correct actions for a project manager to take to keep a project in control.

Finally, we will cover the project closing phase, where we explore the tasks to complete an effective project closure.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program that is designed to teach the skills and behaviors necessary to be successful in a project management career. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

Meet your instructors

Leonie Fernandes
Instructor of Project Management
RIT

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This course is part of:

Earn a MicroMasters® Program Certificate in 1 year if courses are taken one at a time.

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  1. Project Management Life Cycle
  2. 88–132 hours of effort

    Learn how to create an organizational environment that supports project success.

  3. 72–108 hours of effort

    Learn what makes global projects uniquely challenging and how to successfully manage projects based in different industries and countries.

  4. 4–5 hours of effort

    Demonstrate the knowledge and skills acquired in the Project Management MicroMasters program, and prepare for graduate level program options at RIT.

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