Managing Your Project and Its Stakeholders (Virtual)

  • 6 3-hr sessions (18 hrs.) Duration
  • 21 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDV975bCourse Code
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Course description

This is one of four courses in the CEG Project Management Certificate Program. It is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) — Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017. The course begins with an overview of the practice of project management, followed by an introduction to a framework that standardizes project management knowledge and promotes best practices throughout the profession. The course provides coverage of project initiation, planning, execution, and closing within the Project Integration Management, Project Stakeholder Management, and Project Communications Management Knowledge Areas, as well as monitoring and controlling within the Project Stakeholder Management Knowledge Area.

This course provides a foundation for individuals entering the field of project management by describing how projects and their life cycles fit within the goals, structure, and culture of an organization. As part of a case study, participants produce a project charter and stakeholder register and learn how these key outputs of project initiation are used later in the project. Participants also create a communications management plan based on an analysis of stakeholder needs and expectations.

Who should attend

The Project Management Certificate Program is designed for:

  • Project team members, project managers, and managers of project managers who are looking to establish a solid command of project management concepts and techniques
  • Experienced project managers who are looking to formalize their project management knowledge and sharpen their current skill sets
  • Individuals interested in entering the field of project management
  • Individuals whose goal is to take the Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam offered by the Project Management Institute as part of its standards and credentials programs

Individuals taking this course should have at least two years experience working on project teams.

What you will achieve

  • Describe how projects assist an organization in achieving its goals.
  • Explain what factors lead to successful project outcomes.
  • Describe how project management knowledge is organized under the PMBOK® Guide framework.
  • Initiate a project using a project charter.
  • Identify and analyze project stakeholders.
  • Determine stakeholder information needs and project communication requirements.
  • Describe an approach for designing and developing a project management plan.
  • Describe the responsibilities of the project manager during project execution.
  • Manage project knowledge, information, and lessons throughout the project.
  • Communicate effectively with project stakeholders.
  • Manage stakeholder engagement to ensure stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Formally close a project or phase.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Session 1
Module 1: Introduction to Project Management
  • Understanding Project Management
  • Project Organization
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Framework
Session 2
Module 2: Develop the Project Charter
  • Introduction to Project Initiation
  • Understanding Project Processes
  • Process: Develop Project Charter
Session 3
Module 3: Plan Stakeholder Engagement
  • Overview
  • Process: Identify Stakeholders
  • Process: Plan Stakeholder Engagement
Module 4: Plan Communications Management
  • Overview
  • Process: Plan Communications Management
Session 4
Module 5: Develop the Project Management Plan
  • Overview
  • Process: Develop Project Management Plan
Module 6: Executing the Project
  • Overview
  • Process: Direct and Manage Project Work
  • Process: Manage Project Knowledge
Session 5
Module 7: Manage Communications
  • Overview
  • Process: Manage Communications
Session 6
Module 8: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Overview
  • Process: Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  • Process: Monitor Stakeholder Engagement
Module 9: Close Project or Phase
  • Overview
  • Process: Close Project or Phase
  • Course Wrap-Up

For an updated schedule for this course, please call us at 1.800.288.7246 (US) or +1.978.649.8200.