Real-life experience in a classroom? It's not an oxymoron.
This 3-day course will teach you the fundamentals of project management using a combination of interactive activities, lecture, discussion and a project management computer-based simulation that puts the concepts to work in a challenging, realistic, team-based environment.
You’ll learn how to use project management tools to achieve goals, produce products, deliver services, and meet targeted objectives.
Date: June 28-30, 2016
9am - 5pm
1475 Old York Rd, Abington
Participants will also examine the role of project managers and how they manage the life cycle of a project through defining task, time management, cost management, scheduling, and resource allocation. And through the use of simulation software, you’ll learn how to manage human factors like communication, leadership, negotiation, group dynamics and conflict resolution. Exactly the factors that can derail a complex project.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Explain basic project management concepts and terminology
- Describe a process for planning projects
- Identify project management tools and techniques to assist in planning and managing projects
- Build a project plan for a case study project
- Discuss various estimating objectives and concepts including time and cost estimates
- Describe the process for launching and closing a project
- Evaluate project progress and recommend corrective actions
- Update a project plan as the project progresses
This program is a collaboration with Merit Career Development.
Penn State is a Registered Education Provider REP for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the workshop materials meet PMI standards, which qualifies for 21 PMI Professional Development Units (PDUs). The proposed workshop will cover project management fundamentals that span the typical project life-cycle from initiation to project close. Each of the Knowledge Areas will be covered in the modules that will be presented to the workshop participants and put to use during the simulation.