Project Management Fundamentals, Strategy & Planning

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Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Project Management.

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About this Course


What is project management? Why do companies that make project excellence a core priority have more success than those that do not?

In this course, we’ll start with the basics and introduce you to the complete project life cycle. You’ll learn the foundational elements of project management, including standard vocabulary and the nature of project environments. We’ll cover best practices for identifying project scope and defining requirements, approach and outcomes. Using case studies and real-world scenarios, we’ll teach you how to identify the key defining elements of project strategy and deliver a baseline to your stakeholders. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of how to initiate and effectively plan a project.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to gauge project scope, create a project charter and communicate with stakeholders
  • How to create a project schedule and budget using industry software
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the major project management methodologies (Agile, Waterfall, etc.)
  • The definition of project requirements and development of a work breakdown structure

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.