USC Project Management Certificate Program

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Project Management Certificate Program

Curriculum Overview

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Fundamentals of Project Management

February 9 & 10
Tuition: $595 (includes all course materials)
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Project Management Certificate

December 14, 2014
8:30am 5:30 pm
Tuition: $2,200 (includes all course materials)
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Day 1

  • Lesson 1: Examining Professional Project Management
    • Identify Project Management Processes
    • Identify Professional and Social Responsibilities
    • Identify the Role of a Project Manager
  • Lesson 2: Initiating a Project
    • Examine the Project Selection
    • Prepare a Project Statement of Work
    • Create a Project Charter
    • Identify Project Stakeholders
  • Lesson 3: Planning Project Work
    • Identify the Elements of a Project Management Plan
    • Document Stakeholder Requirements
    • Create a Scope Statement
    • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure


Day 2

  • Lesson 4: Developing Project Schedules
    • Create an Activity List
    • Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
    • Estimate Activity Resources
    • Estimate Duration for Project Activities
    • Develop a Project Schedule
    • Identify the Critical Path
    • Optimize the Project Schedule
    • Establish a Schedule Baseline
  • Lesson 5: Developing Cost Estimates and Budgets
    • Estimate Project Costs
    • Estimate the Cost Benefits
    • Reconcile Funding and Costs
  • Lesson 6: Planning Project Quality, Staffing and Communications
    • Create a Quality Management Plan
    • Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
    • Create a Communications Management Plan
  • Lesson 7: Analyzing Risks and Planning Risk Responses
    • Examine a Risk Management Plan
    • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
    • Perform Qualitative and Quantitative Risk Analysis
    • Develop a Risk Response Plan
  • Lesson 8: Planning Project Procurements
    • Prepare a Procurement Statement of Work
    • Prepare a Procurement Document


Day 3

  • Lesson 9: Executing Project Work
    • Identify the Direct and Manage Project Execution Processes
    • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
    • Acquire the Project Team
    • Develop the Project Team
    • Distribute the Project Information
    • Manage Stakeholder Relationship and Expectations
  • Lesson 10: Managing Project Procurement
    • Examine the Conduct Procurements Process
    • Determine Project Sellers
    • Obtain Responses from Sellers
  • Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
    • Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
    • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
    • Utilize the Integrated Change Control System
    • Review Deliverables and Work Results
    • Control the Project
  • Lesson 12: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Costs
    • Control the Project Schedule
    • Control Project Costs


Day 4

  • Lesson 13: Monitoring and Controlling Project Performance and Quality
    • Perform Quality Control
    • Report on Project Performance
  • Lesson 14: Monitoring and Controlling Project Risks and Procurements
    • Monitor and Control Project Risks
    • Control the Project
  • Lesson 15: Closing the Project
    • Close Project Procurements
    • Close the Project or Phase Administratively
  • Lesson 16: PMP examination application review


Tuition cost for the Project Management Certificate is $2,200, which includes all courseware and graduation certificate from the University of South Carolina.

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