In this course, you will learn the skills you need to effectively establish
and manage a realistic schedule and detailed budget. Through hands-on exercises,
you'll learn to develop an integrated budget and schedule while monitoring
project performance during execution. You will be introduced to analytical
techniques, including creation of a work breakdown structure, network
diagramming, dependency analysis, critical path determination, three-point
estimating, and assessment of resource needs and availability.
You will learn the management tools that help to ensure projects are
delivered on time and within budget, as well as the importance of creating
baselines for the project schedules and budgets. To communicate your project's
progress to stakeholders, you'll learn to use earned value analysis and other
reporting techniques. . Hands-on exercises will demonstrate the mechanisms and
importance of formal change control procedures.
Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in
Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class
time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at
least 72% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.
This is a core course for our Associate's and Advanced Certificate of
Completion in Project Management Certificates. This is an elective course for
our Advanced Certificate of Completion in Business Analysis.