Managing Smaller Projects

Hours: 1 / Access Length: 180 Days / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Retail Price: $129.00

Course Overview:

This course presents a simple and practical approach for managing those smaller projects: one that strips away bureaucracy yet retains vital control. Using the CompTIA approach is perfect for those smaller initiatives that still allow the project manager to wisely structure and then maintain control throughout the project while determining facts about progress, risks and achievements. This course is suitable for professionals who need to manage smaller, less complex projects as part of their other job duties but still want sound foundational project management skills and tools to help organize and control small project initiatives. 

Instructor Biography:

Ms. Wagner is an experienced project, program, and portfolio manager. Her roles have included managing capital asset plans and business case summaries; project controls and performance goals for $132M IT investment supporting an inter-agency web-based system. She has led teams of project managers, business analysts, and instructors involved in internal enhancements and new product development. 

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started                
  • Project Management Overview
  • Industry Guidance
  • Standard Project Phases
  • Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Project Constraints
Lesson 2: Launching Projects                         
  • How projects originate
  • Initiating Phase
  • Kicking off the project
  • Helpful tools
Lesson 3: Planning The Project                      
  • The planning phase
  • Project work breakdown
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Adaptive life cycles
Lesson 4: Executing The Project                   
  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Change management
  • Status reporting

Lesson 5: Closing The Project                        

  • Project closeout
  • Next Steps

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.