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Course Description

This is a four-course bundle that is intended for individuals that are looking to gain additional project management skills.

  • Gathering requirements
  • Managing smaller projects
  • Writing project requirements
  • Case studies in project management

Course Outline

Gathering Requirements

Lesson 1: Identifying Types of Requirements

  • Defining a requirement
  • Categorizing requirements

Lesson 2: Developing Effective Requirements

  • Iterative requirements gathering
  • Planning the requirements work

Lesson 3: Eliciting Requirements

  • Defining elicitation
  • Elicitation techniques
  • Elicitation questions

Lesson 4: Analyzing Requirements

  • Describing requirements analysis
  • Reviewing requirements attributes
  • Decomposing requirements top-down
  • Requirements modeling techniques
  • Assumptions and constraints

Lesson 5: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up

Managing Smaller Projects

Lesson 1: Getting Started

  • Project management overview
  • Industry guidance
  • Standard project phases
  • Team roles and responsibilities
  • Project constraints

Lesson 2: Launching Projects

  • How projects originate
  • Initiating phase
  • Kicking off the project
  • Helpful tools

Lesson 3: Planning The Project

  • The planning phase
  • Project work breakdown
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Adaptive life cycles

Lesson 4: Executing The Project

  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Change management
  • Status reporting

Lesson 5: Closing the Project

  • Project closeout
  • Next Steps

Writing Project Requirements

Lesson 1: Writing Well-Formed Requirements

  • Writing iterative requirements
  • Managing writing issues

Lesson 2: Structuring and Documenting Content

  • Overview
  • Discussing content elements
  • Discussing structure elements

Lesson 3: Applying Technical Writing Skills

  • Reviewing essential skills
  • Examining the 12 rules

Lesson 4: Utilizing Style Guides

  • Exploring grammar, diction and style
  • Determining focus words
  • Discussing writing style

Lesson 5: Employing a Requirements Checklist

  • Investigating the value of checklists
  • Examining IEEE checklist components

Lesson 6: Examining Structured Language

  • Distinguishing formal from informal
  • Using structured language

Lesson 7: Conclusion

  • Wrapping up

Case Studies in Project Management

Lesson 1: The Heart of Project Work

  • Back to basics
  • Know your stakeholders
  • Exclusions: What are those?
  • The 80/20 principle
  • Project decision-making
  • Sidestepping common project estimating errors
  • Multi-tasking: Is it really more effective?
  • Finishing your project on time

Lesson 2: The Bigger Picture

  • How to succeed on an impossible project
  • The value of a project management office
  • Letting corporate strategy drive project selection
  • The entrepreneurial project manager

Notes

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

This course is part of the Project Management Bundle. Save $265 by registering for the bundle versus the four courses individually.

  • Case Studies in Project Management
  • Writing Project Requirements
  • Gathering Requirements
  • Managing Small Projects

 

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 steaming 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

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  • Disable pop-up blocker
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Section Title
Project Management Four-Hour Bundle (Online)
Type
Online
Dates
Jul 01, 2020 to Jun 30, 2021
Contact Hours
4.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $275.00