Course

Role of the Project Manager


The primary objective of this course is to acquaint students with a broad overview of project management and the roles that a project manager plays in the five project process group involved in managing projects. In this course, the skills needed to successfully play these roles are identified and discussed. In addition, learning the life cycles of typical projects provides a basis for understanding the variety of skills needed, how these skills can be assembled, and how they relate to each other. A simulated project and exercises are used to illustrate the application of these skills.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the course, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the essential skills and traits project managers need to be effective in today’s business environment.
  • Explain the five primary project life cycle phases and the responsibilities project managers have in each of them.
  • Know the key constraints that impact all projects and how to manage them.
  • Create a Project Charter and identify the key stakeholders in your project environment.
  • Develop the scope, schedule, and critical path of a project.
  • Develop an effective Communication Plan to inform all stakeholders.
  • Identify potential risks and qualitatively assess the likelihood and possible impact to your project with a Risk Register.
  • Monitor your project to determine if it is on target with respect to budget and time.
  • Take actions when controlling the project to keep it on track

Topics Include:

  • An overview of the five primary project-management processes
  • Writing an effective project plan; developing successful project schedules
  • Executing and controlling the project plan
  • The "triple constraint" and how it affects the project manager
  • Understanding project phases and project life cycles

Professional Credit: The Project Management Institute (PMI)®--PMP® 15 Professional Development Units; HRCI--PHR, SPHR and GPHR general recertification credit, 13.75 hours.

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® and the Project Management Professional (PMP)® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Sections Open for Enrollment:

Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
01-14-2020 to 02-18-2020 1.5 ONLINE $775

Sanjay Bhatia

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Tue, 01-14-2020 12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Online ONLINE
Tue, 02-18-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
01-22-2020 to 02-12-2020 1.5 CLASSROOM $775

Soly Paterson

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Wed, 01-22-2020 5:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Wed, 01-29-2020 5:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Wed, 02-05-2020 5:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Wed, 02-12-2020 5:45 p.m. 9:45 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
03-07-2020 to 03-14-2020 1.5 CLASSROOM $775

Alan Tsuda

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 03-07-2020 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Sat, 03-14-2020 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
04-03-2020 to 05-09-2020 1.5 ONLINE $775

Sanjay Bhatia

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Fri, 04-03-2020 12:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m. Online ONLINE
Sat, 05-09-2020 11:58 p.m. 11:59 p.m. Online ONLINE
Open Sections and Schedule
Start / End Date Units Location Cost Instructor
05-30-2020 to 06-06-2020 1.5 CLASSROOM $775

Alan Tsuda

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Schedule

Date: Start Time: End Time: Meeting Type: Location:
Sat, 05-30-2020 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA
Sat, 06-06-2020 8:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Classroom with Online Materials SANTA CLARA

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