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Project Management Fundamentals:


An Intensive Program
General Course information
on Five-Week eSeminarsWorld Courses

Instructor: Martha Haywood, Cinda Voegtli or Alex Walton


Level: Beginner

Participation Requirements:

17 January 21 February 2008


13 March 17 April 2008
15 May 19 June 2008

Each eSeminarsWorld course is offered in a unique collaborative


online learning environment. You will interact with an expert
instructor and students from around the world. Classes are
offered over a five-week period and require a one-hour log-in
time commitment each day. Students collaborate on discussion
questions and exercises. You will enjoy completing daily lessons at
any time of the day that is convenient for you.

Instructional Methods:

Audio and graphic presentations, discussion questions, group


projects, partner exercises, online role-playing exercises, case
studies, and online self-tests.
Instructors provide feedback daily via discussion board and written
comments on assignments and project plans. Instructors are
available for telephone consultation by appointment. Although
eSeminarsWorld courses are much more flexible than a classroom
environment, it is not self-paced. Your classmates will expect you
to work with them on assignments and projects. You will need to be
able to logon once a day for about an hour Monday through Thursday
at a time of your convenience.

Technical Requirements:

Windows Media Player (compressed audio), Real Player (streaming


audio), or Macromedias Flash player (Flash audio and video), dial-up
connection.

Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds, less $50.00 (US) processing fee per registrant, will be
granted to cancellations and transfer requests received up to five
days before the first day of an eSeminar. Refunds will not be given to
registrants who do not attend.
PMI reserves the right to cancel any course with insufficient
enrollment. PMI will make every effort to immediately notify
registrants in the event of a cancellation.

Course Listing Price: PMI Member $2,175.00 (US)


or Nonmember $2,300.00 (US)

PDUs: 35
Contact Hours: 35

17 July 21 August 2008


4 September 9 October 2008
16 October 20 November 2008

This intensive program provides participants with practical experience applying


the fundamentals of project management. At the conclusion of the course,
participants will be able to create a project life-cycle, a statement of work, a work
breakdown structure, a schedule, a budget and a risk management plan. Students
work together in groups over a five-week period to develop a project plan for a
real project. Students are encouraged to bring current projects to the class.
Who should attend?
Individuals new to project management or project managers seeking a more
formal approach to project management. Functional managers and team members
in a technical leadership role also benefit from an understanding of Project
Management Fundamentals.
How will I benefit?
Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being
able to:

Effectively use a project life-cycle

Write project specifications

Create a breakdown and estimate project work

Assign project dependencies to create networks and schedules

Identify and quantify project risks

Develop contingency and mitigation plans for project risks

Develop an integrated project plan

Use a scheduling program of your choice

Establish effective team communications
Your seminar experience will cover:

An overview of project management and the role of the

project manager

Team and organizational structures in the project context

The different types of project life-cycles and why they are used

The documents in a project plan

How to write a Statement of Work

How to create a Work Breakdown Structure

Using different types of task dependencies (finish to start, start to

start, finish to finish, and start to finish)

Using lead and lag

Techniques for accurate estimating including PERT estimating and

the method of moments

Assigning resources and resource leveling

Creating project schedules and budgets

Schedule compression techniques

How to plan and document effective meetings

The effect of personality and style issues in team dynamics

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