Before you start
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
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.
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Who can take this course?
Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.
RITx's Project Management MicroMasters® Program
Earn a MicroMasters® Program Certificate in 1 year if courses are taken one at a time.View the program
- Project Management Life Cycle
- 88–132 hours of effort
Learn how to create an organizational environment that supports project success.
- 72–108 hours of effort
Learn what makes global projects uniquely challenging and how to successfully manage projects based in different industries and countries.
- 4–5 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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