Course Outline

1 - Understanding Project Management Fundamentals

  • Define Project Management Basics
  • Examine Organizational Influences on Project Management
  • Examine the Project Management Context

2 - Identifying Project Management Processes

  • Examine the Project Life Cycle
  • Recognize Process Groups

3 - Initiating a Project

  • Examine Project Selection
  • Prepare a Project Statement of Work
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Identify the Elements of a Project Management Plan

4 - Managing Project Scope

  • Document Stakeholder Requirements
  • Create a Scope Statement
  • Develop a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Review Deliverables and Work Results
  • Control the Project Scope

5 - Estimating Project Time

  • Create an Activity List
  • Create a Project Schedule Network Diagram
  • Estimate Activity Resources
  • Estimate Duration for Project Activities

6 - Developing a Project Schedule

  • Draft a Project Schedule
  • Identify the Critical Path
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Establish a Schedule Baseline
  • Control the Project Schedule

7 - Analyzing Project Cost

  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Establish the Cost Baseline
  • Reconcile Funding and Costs
  • Control Project Costs

8 - Measuring Project Quality

  • Create a Quality Management Plan
  • Execute a Quality Assurance Plan
  • Perform Quality Control

9 - Organizing Human Resources for a Project

  • Document the Project Roles, Responsibilities, and Reporting Relationships
  • Acquire the Project Team
  • Develop the Project Team
  • Manage the Project Team

10 - Devising Effective Communication Methods

  • Identify Project Stakeholders
  • Create a Communications Management Plan
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
  • Report on Project Performance

11 - Analyzing Project Risks

  • Create a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Project Risks and Triggers
  • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan
  • Monitor and Control Project Risks

12 - Processing Project Procurements

  • Plan Project Procurements
  • Prepare a Procurement Statement Of Work
  • Prepare a Procurement Document
  • Examine the Conduct Procurements Process
  • Obtain Responses from Sellers
  • Determine Project Sellers
  • Administer Project Procurements
  • Close Project Procurements

13 - Integrating Project Workflow

  • Identify the Direct and Manage Project Execution Process
  • Identify the Monitor and Control Project Work Process
  • Develop an Integrated Change Control System
  • Utilize the Integrated Change Control System
  • Close the Project or Phase Administratively



  • Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or the global equivalent)
  • 23 hours of project management education completed by the time you sit for the exam. 
  21 Hours


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