Course Description

This is a course bundle allowing student to choose four of our one-hour project management courses.

  • Defining Business Rules
  • Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases
  • Leading Others Through Change
  • Managing Changing Project Requirements

Course Outline

Defining Business Rules

Lesson 1: Business Rules

  • What are business rules?
  • Business goals, policies and rules

Lesson 2: Benefits of Business Rules

  • Increasing manageability of business processes
  • Business rules are based on facts

Lesson 3: Business Rules and Requirements

  • Relating rules and requirements
  • Components of a business rule
  • Example
  • Cataloging business rules

Lesson 4: Classifying Business Rules

  • Types of business rules
  • Complex business rules

Lesson 5: Modeling Complex Business Rules

  • Use case model
  • Defining how business rules flow

Lesson 6: Developing Business Rules

  • Best practices
  • Business rules and models
  • Consider using a tool

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Next steps

Documenting Project Requirements with Use Cases

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Using use cases for requirements
  • Reviewing unified modeling language
  • Defining use cases
  • Applying progressive elaboration

Lesson 2: Use Case Components

  • Actors, goals, conditions and scenarios
  • The use case diagram

Lesson 3: Building Use Cases

  • Writing a brief use case
  • Writing a casual use case
  • Writing a fully dressed use case
  • Alternative flows
  • Best practices

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Activity diagrams
  • Next steps

Leading Others Through Change

Lesson 1: Explore the Change

  • Why does change fail
  • ACT to lead change
  • Rate yourself

Lesson 2: Activate the Change

  • Clarifying and align the vision and goals
  • Determining readiness 
  • Establish a sense of urgency
  • Create a communication plan

Lesson 3: Create the Plan

  • Gather and analyze data
  • Plan to manage resistance
  • Involve, engage, and motivate others

Lesson 4: Transition the Change

  • Design the implementation
  • Institutionalize the change
  • Evaluate the effort

Lesson 5: Be an Effective Leader

  • Why do people follow leaders?
  • Communicate as you ACT: A tool
  • Tips to manage resistance
  • Gaining commitment 

Lesson 6: Review

  • Action plan
  • Learning summary

Managing Changing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Baselining Requirements

  • Starting from the known
  • Requirements validation
  • Characteristics of good requirements
  • Requirements inspection

Lesson 2: Managing Changing Requirements

  • Sources of changing requirements
  • Components of requirements management
  • The change control process
  • Traditional versus agile processes
  • Prioritization

Lesson 3: Using Traceability

  • The importance of traceability
  • Horizontal vs. vertical traceabiltiy
  • Traceability and ownership

Lesson 4: Conclusion

  • Using software tools
  • Summary


Participants will have six months to complete this online, self-paced course.


Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended
  • Firefox 13.x or greater
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater

Web Browser Settings:

  • Accept cookies
  • Disable pop-up blocker

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Section Title
Project Manager Four-Hour Bundle (Online)
Jul 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $275.00