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Advanced Project Management

Dominic P. Perrotta, P.E., CSE

Course Outline

Advanced Project Management is divided into two parts that assist the Project Manager in fulfilling the position and maximizing performance. The first part describes the qualities and core principles necessary to be a top-of-the-line Project Manager and is entitled Qualifications for a Project Manager. This section discusses such topics as background, training, leadership qualities, and the development of motivational skills. The second part, entitled Direct Project Responsibilities and Functions, details the means necessary to have consistently successful projects. This section describes ways to develop scopes, schedules, and budgets, as well as directing project team members and maintaining close control over the project.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for current and would-be Project Managers in architecture, engineering, and construction.

Benefit to Attendees

Attendee of this course will discover methods for improvement of project management skills, and will learn new techniques for developing and implementing a project and coping with problems.

Course Introduction

This course in project management is intended to improve the prospects for existing project managers and would-be project managers to manage a successful project. The definition of a “successful” project as defined in specific terms usually encompasses two phases: “being on time and being under budget”, and achieving a truly satisfactory end result. This course provides the necessary guidelines and techniques to achieve that goal.

The course is divided into two separate parts, each of which is intended to improve the capabilities of a Project Manager or a potential Project Manager. The first part describes the steps necessary to become a top quality PM, including developing characteristics of leadership and motivational skills that will improve the PM’s efforts to ensure that your project team will work closely with you so that the project’s goals will be met. The second part of this course deals with the actual fundamentals of managing a project so that a Project Manager and every team member are performing at an optimum level. This section of the course covers the multiple functions of the project, including the activities and techniques necessary to assure that engineering, equipment and construction meet the quality objectives of the project. The PM is made aware of the subtleties that are available to resolve seemingly difficult issues.

Course Content

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Advanced Project Management

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Course Summary

As you may discover by navigating this course, having personal discipline and learning  to delegate authority are very important characteristics of a Project Manager The primary goal of this course in project management is to provide existing project managers and would-be project managers with the necessary tools to manage a successful project. In almost all projects the Project Manager and project team members will develop and utilize some core principles. One of those core principles is that the burden of assuring the finite factors of cost and schedule in addition to the end result is primarily the responsibility of the PM. Also the Project Manager is given guidelines and examples of what to do when a difficult situation presents itself. Invariably, the solution is not begun until the PM and/or the project team members recognize that a problem exists. It can then be resolved with training and experience, each of which is an equally valuable commodity.

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Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.