Introduction To Project Management

Central State University Partners with BTL Global Institute to offer career oriented professional development courses in Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

 About this course

Project management is an essential skill-set for many careers and in many contexts in our lives. Introduction to Project Management is an ideal starting point if you need to manage projects at work or at home, while not necessarily being a formally trained project manager. It is also suitable if you are considering undertaking a project in the near future and are seeking to learn and apply essential project management knowledge and skills.

To deliver a project successfully, it’s important to start by clearly identifying what the project is, and what its outcomes will be. In the course, we will show you practical ways to explore and understand your goals from the outset of your project, and to consider all the factors that may affect its execution. Step by step you will learn how to plan, scope, schedule, cost and manage your project from beginning to end.  In Introduction to Project Management, you will learn practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Join us to explore how you can benefit from using project management techniques in your own projects.

What you'll learn

  • Describe roles and responsibilities of project team members across the project life cycle
  • Define and develop the foundations of a project management plan, including the project requirements document, work breakdown structure, schedule, and other resources
  • Assist with the management and control of the project against the baseline
  • Close out a project effectively



Introduction to Project Management

  • Definition of a project
  • Definition of project management
  • Project constraints
  • Project life cycle
  • Project management process groups
  • Roles and responsibilities of the project manager
  • Project manager skills

Project Initiation

  • Stakeholder identification
  • Influences on a project
  • Understanding the roles of senior management
  • Project charter
  • Needs assessment
  • SMART objectives
  • Requirements and specifications
  • Functional and technical requirements
  • Requirements documents
  • Project requirements document


Project Planning

  • Core team
  • Scope management
  • The work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Estimating practices
  • Estimating techniques
  • Schedule planning
  • Scheduling tools (network diagram, Gantt chart, milestones chart)
  • Forward pass, backward pass, total float and critical path
  • Cumulative cost curve
  • Resource planning and tools (responsibility matrix, resource Gantt chart)
  • Risk management planning
  • Other planning processes: quality, communication, and procurement
  • Elements of a project management plan
  • Project baselines

Project Execution and Control

  • Assessing project performance
  • Monitoring project performance
  • Project evaluation
  • Managing change
  • Configuration management
  • Managing risk
  • Project teams
  • Scope verification and customer acceptance
  • Stakeholder expectations

Project Closeout

  • Guidelines for project closeout
  • Procurement and project or phase closure
  • Lessons learned


CSU-BTLGI Program Advantage

Convenient and Flexible options:

  • On campus at CSU-Dayton. Select your preferred venue:
    • 1) Fast-paced: 1 day classroom delivery
    • 2) ½ day Saturday - 2 Saturdays
    • 3) Weekly 2 days 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
    • Flex Option: First class face-to-face for 4 hours and remainder are online classes for 2 weeks
    • Online class: Online with weekly live webinars or complete online for 4 weeks

Affordable: It is one of the best values for Project Management training in the market. The course fee is priced right, especially compared to other available options and the return on investment will continue to pay off in better organization, communication, project results and the potential for higher salary positions.

Quality outcome: The courses are taught by certified instructors with a deep background in both industry and academia. You will receive a course completion certificate with educational credits from BTL Global Institute and continuing educational credits from Central State University.

Networking: Free enrollment option to BTL Connect networking.


Program Dates / Locations

Option 1: Saturdays - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM starting 11/04/2017 to 11/18/2017

Option 2: Bootcamp - 11/20/2017 to 11/22/2017 at CSU Dayton

Option 3: Flex program: First meeting: CSU Dayton on 11/04/2017 Remaining two weeks online with weekly live class webinars

Option 4: Complete the course online with weekly live class webinars starting from   11/06/2017 to 11/26/2017.

Program Fee

Fee: $495. Class fees cover tuition, instructional materials, textbooks, free parking and lunch (for on-site meetings).

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Phone: 513 884 9945 or 1-877-MY BTLG 7 (1-877-692-8547)