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Welcome to The School of Project Management

An Introduction to Project Management

  1. Project Management
  2. Conservation of money calculations and status reporting
  3. Topic:Matrix Management
  4. Goal setting and management
  5. Topic:Total Quality Management
  6. Topic:Media project management


Course Goals

When people work together, teaming is important for success, but there is always a large knowledge gap between those involved in a project's leadership, those in management, and those who actually execute the project (those who do the dirty work). Having a common knowledge base/language, which cuts across all levels of project organization will help demystify project management for each member of a team. With a shared understanding of professional project management, a team can be more integrated, smart, and responsive, increasing its chances for the successful and timely completion of its project.


Educational programs focus on creating a basic common level of understanding on the basic project management concepts. Project work is fundamentally team work, and everyone in a project team should know the concepts of project management so that the team as a whole can work more efficiently.

The readers of this page will get a fair understanding of the project management body of knowledge.


Topics Covered

  • Definition of a project
  • Difference between projects and operations
  • Programs
  • Portfolio management
  • Future value of money
  • Net present value
  • Payback period
  • IRR
  • Project life cycle
  • Project Management life cycle
  • MBO
  • Functional organization
  • Projectized organization
  • Matrix organization
  • Roles and responsibilities of a project manager
  • Roles and responsibilities of a project sponsor
  • Skills of a good project manager

Methodology


Project management is the discipline of defining and achieving finite objectives. The challenge of project management is the optimized integration and allocation of the inputs needed to meet those pre-defined objectives. The project, therefore, is a carefully selected set of activities chosen to use resources (time, money, people, materials, energy, space, provisions, communication, quality, risk, etc.) to meet the pre-defined objectives.


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