PJMN046 Foundations of Project Management


Course Description

This course introduces you to the art and science of project management, which has become the managerial approach of choice to add value to most organizations, regardless of their sector. You will be introduced to an internationally accepted framework for managing projects of all sizes, whether they are local, international, incremental, or transformational in nature.

The immediate goal of project management is to create a successful project. The long-term goal within an organization is to establish a mature project management culture that consistently delivers predictable and repeatable project outcomes.

Course Outline

In this course, you will:

  • Develop a strong base of knowledge in project management
  • Learn practical tools to apply project management principles to a wide array of projects
  • Understand the fundamentals of project management that can be applied across various industries and sectors, including public, private, and non-profit
  • Explore the formal discipline of project management and its growing importance worldwide
  • Learn to develop strategies and coordinate action plans for project success
  • Gain insights into delivering projects on time and within budget, even with complex and changing requirements
  • Understand the importance of meeting or exceeding stakeholder expectations
  • Learn fundamental concepts consistent with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) and included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ©)

Learner Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Gather and document business requirements
  • Assess and judge project options
  • Establish a project framework, charter, and governance structures
  • Create a compelling project vision and objectives
  • Develop a thorough project plan
  • Establish realistic schedules and budgets using sound estimating techniques
  • Identify planning risks and develop mitigation strategies
  • Create an appropriate rewards and recognition strategy
  • Develop and use quality management plans, tools, and templates effectively
  • Create a communication and stakeholder management plan to increase stakeholder buy-in
  • Conduct project reviews and assess the likelihood of change success
  • Perform project status reporting, including project reviews and earned value calculation
  • Establish and implement a change control strategy to keep the project on track
  • Deliver successful projects on time, on budget, and in scope for routine projects


Required Textbook:

Horine, Gregory. 2017.  Project Management - Absolute Beginner's Guide. 4th Edition. Indiana, USA. Chapters 1, 4.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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