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  • Online Project Management

    Certificate Program

    Hours: 10hrs online

    Date: Anytime

    Course Fee: $725

    (Official Curriculum



    San Jacinto College South

    13735 Beamer Rd

    Houston, Texas 77089

    Call David Lewis 281.542.2061 or

    Description: San Jacinto College has established a program designed to give participants a solid foundation in the concepts, tools, and techniques of project management. In todays business environment, organizations must develop project managers who can successfully complete individual projects on time and within budget. Project Management can only be as effective as it is understood. Each employee must be up to speed with how the system works and how it benefits them to actively participate and what exactly theyre supposed to do. Its often difficult and expensive, however, to find the time and the skills to perform the appropriate training. San Jacinto Colleges course solves these problems. With a suite of ten comprehensive training modules, users are provided a convenient, inexpensive way to orient program users and maintain their proficiency. Your staff accesses these online course modules at their own paceanytime, anywhere. the key processes and core competencies with effective project management practices. This training provides a solid foundation in the terminology, tools, concepts and methods of Project Management all based on best practices outlined by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The training provides a framework to successfully manage projects, or participate on and support projects. The ultimate goal of this training series is to make your employees successful on projects.

    Learning Modules:

    Introduction to Project Management

    Initiating The Project

    Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

    Scheduling Part 1 & Part 2

    Assigning Human Resources

    Executing the Project

    Controlling Earned Value Management

    Managing Project Changes

    Closing the Project


    Beginning to intermediate project managers in all fields who are familiar with the basic

    tools and skills of the trade.

  • Course Modules Objectives: 1. Project Management Introduction: Define a project. Identify the roles and responsibilities of a Project Manager. Identify the processes involved in Project Management: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling and Closing. Identify the relationship between scope, time, cost and quality and how these factors affect the success of a project. 2. Initiating

    How to develop the Project Charter. How to identify and analyze the Project Stakeholders. How to establish a clear agreement on "Done Looks Like This" How to create a Priority Matrix that helps us rank the customer's wants for the project. How to create and write a Project Scope Statement.

    3. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Purpose of the WBS. How to develop the WBS. How to use the WBS. Various approaches of constructing the WBS. Terminology that is involved with the WBS.

    4. Scheduling Sequential and Simultaneous scheduling concepts. Critical Path and Float Time for scheduling project activities. Total Float and Free Float. Gantt Charts. Network Diagrams e.g. AOA and AON.

    5. Scheduling 2 Activity is a component of work performed during the course of a project. Difference between the types of network diagrams, Activity on Arrow and Activity on Node.

    What is Duration? What are Dependencies and Predecessors. How to compute Early Start (ES), Late Start (LS), Early Finish (EF) and Late Finish (LF) for each node in a schedule.

    How to calculate the Forward and Backward Pass. How to identify and calculate Critical Path and Float Time's.

    6. Human Resources How the RACI Chart will help us define and clarify the team member's role. How attributes must be met by prospective team members. Definitions of work, duration and elapse time, and how these elements are inter-related when working on a project.

    How to plug the team members into the project schedule. Four stages (Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing) a group of individuals will go through while developing into a team.

    Core elements for leading and managing a team.

  • 7. Executing Useful tools for the Executing Phase. How different levels of team member skill or interest may affect the WBS. Purpose and use of the Stakeholder Analysis form. How to build quality into every step of the project. 8. Controlling- Earned Value Management Developing a Communication plan and the Communication links. Purpose and the building of an Earned Value Management chart. Purpose of and how to plot the lines on an Earned Value Management Chart: Planned Value line, Earned Value line, and the Actual Cost line.

    Formulas that will help you find: Schedule Variance, Cost Variance, Schedule Performance Index, Cost Performance Index.

    Calculating and using Critical Ratio to evaluate a project.

    9. Managing Project Changes How project changes are approved or rejected. 8 processes a Project Manager must know in order to manage changes to a project. Method for preparing a project status report.

    10. Closing How to gain agreement that the project is complete. Process for handing the project off to the customer. What support elements must be closed at the end of the project. About closing procurements and negotiated settlements. How to hand off a project to an