Project Management Principles

Learn the project management principles, key methods, concepts, and roles in project management and gain a solid understanding of the methodologies behind predictive, agile and hybrid project management.


What You Will Learn

  • Clearly define what project management is all about
  • Gain an understanding of systems value delivery
  • Learn about the different roles and functions of a project
  • Review the internal and external factors that impact projects
  • Discover the integration of products and product management with project management.

About This Course

Project management is a skill that is essential in today's business world. With this skill set, project professionals can help organizations manage and track projects effectively, ensuring that tasks are completed on time and within budget. Additionally, project management skills can be applied to a variety of other fields, such as marketing, engineering, accounting, non-profit, and even the creative arts.

This course will provide an overview of various project management methodologies. Learners will gain a comprehensive review of key methods, concepts, and roles in project management and achieve a solid understanding of the methodologies behind predictive, agile and hybrid project management.

In this course we'll cover the practices and management skills that can improve your organization's ability to deliver high-quality products and services:

Improved coordination of the efforts of teams and ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget.
Enhance the organization's ability to stay organized and on track, while meeting deadlines and delivering products or services on time.
Manage larger projects with more accuracy and precision.
Improved efficiency in your work.

The varied management approaches of agile and "traditional" project management methodologies. How they differ and how to identify the best approach for any project.

Project management is a critical skill for any business that can add significant value to any organization. In addition, effective project management can help foster team collaboration and communication. Learning project management is a valuable investment for any business and to the individuals taking the journey to develop their project management skills and effectively apply them in your organization.

There are many reasons to learn project management, but perhaps the most compelling is the ability to successfully manage complex projects. With proper planning and execution, a project can be completed on time, meeting the desired budget goals,, and with the desired result.

There’s not one right way to manage projects. There is a way and having knowledge of the various methodologies and techniques can help project professionals successfully achieve the goals of the project.

This course offers a fundamental understanding of predictive and agile project management principles based on better practice guidelines provided in the PMBOK® Guide and other major text books referenced by the PMP® Exam Content Outline (ECO). Learners will finish this course more than ready to continue their project management and PMP® journey, which we hope either completes your certificate with us.

By the end of the course, learners will be able to rapidly and successfully apply the principles of various project management methods in their organizations. Additionally, upon successful completion of this course, learners can earn 10 contact hours of project management education which are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). A total of 35 contact hours in project management education are a requirement to those looking to achieve the Project Management Professional (PMP®)certification.

At A Glance

Your Instructor

Crystal Richards

Instructor, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM at University of Maryland


Week 1

The first week kicks off with a powerful set of statistics about the number of project managers in the world, the growth rate of the need for project managers, and why project management is needed. The lesson will dive deeper into what industries rely on project managers and despite the different industries, there is a need for standards and best practices which come from the PMBOK® Guide.

Week 2

The second week provides an overview of the concept of systems value delivery and gain insight and clarity around organizational viewpoint, different roles & functions of a project environment, internal and external factors that impact projects, and integration of products and product management.

Week 3

The third week introduces participants to the spectrum of project management: Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid. Participants will learn how the types of deliverables, delivery cadence, and how the products will be developed define the development approach.

Week 4

The fourth week explores agile principles and practices. Learners will learn about the Agile Manifesto, the key roles, meetings, and artifacts of agile practices.

Week 5

The last week provides the context of tailoring your projects and defining what it means to tailor. Students will learn why tailoring occurs, the value of tailoring and the key benefits of tailoring. Show less

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