The Project Management Associate program offers participants the opportunity to define, plan and execute a project no matter how simple or complex the end goal. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver successful projects both on time and on budget, while meeting any performance specifications determined from the outset. At a fundamental level, participants will explore the ins and outs of project management and the project life cycle including: project scope management, project time management, project cost management, project communications management, project risk management, project procurement management, project human resource management and project stakeholder management.The Project Management Associate program provides students with an overview of the principle areas of project management. The program will introduce students to the advantages and disadvantages of different organizational structures, as well as the phases of an effective project management system. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager, and learn how to develop and apply those skills for project success. Students will also learn how to create a project schedule, resource plan, and budget, and how to monitor and evaluate a project to manage time, cost, scope, and resources.
Effective project management skills are important to working professionals in any industry. All professionals working in six sigma or other quality control management process, process engineers, general managers, middle/senior management, as well as product managers can benefit from the skills learned in this course and ensure that their efforts are in line with the most efficient and effective methods available for successful project management. Blending theory with practical examples and case studies, the Project Management Associate program serves as a great stepping stone toward becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
Define Project Management
Describe the roles of Project Managers and their teams
Identify the scope of a project
Identify estimating methods
Plan key activities related to a project
Prepare a project plan
Describe the importance of setting up a monitoring and control process
Evaluate project performance
Identify factors that lead to issues
Use appropriate steps to manage projects
Use different strategies to plan for a project
Identify techniques for planning and managing projects
Define important terms in project management
Explain how to close a project
Use models and charts to help manage your project
Explain the different characteristics of a successful problem solver
Identify different types of communication
Use critical questions to gather information about your problem
Identify techniques used for persuading others
Describe how to use a work plan to organize, monitor, and streamline project management
Explain how different types of communication are used to solve problems
Identify risk factors that lead to project management issues
Use appropriate steps to manage risk and analyze costs for projects
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What is difference between a certificate and a certification?
By successfully completing a course through one of our college or university partners the student is awarded a Certificate of Completion from the institution. If there is a state or national exam that the course is preparing a student for, the proper certifying body will be indicated and that association will proctor and award any type of certification. This is the studentís responsibility, although ECA is here to help guide our students in the right direction.
Does this course translate in to college credit?
Through our college and university partners, ECA offers non-credit certificate programs.
How long do access to my complete my course?
Access will begin on your start date and end on your end date unless otherwise specified. If you are falling behind in your course please contact an Education Consultant to talk about your options.
When are the course start dates?
The course start dates are determined by the student due to open-enrollment.
Is the Certification exam included in the course?
The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course unless otherwise specified in the course education and training plan.