Project & Business Management Professional Program

Price: 
$3,650.00
Category: 
Business Management
Combined Hours: 
585
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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Our online Project & Business Management Professional Program will focus on helping you to master the most proven methods in business management and project management while also helping you to find ways in which to make your company great by inspiring your employees and multiplying profits. Learn how to manage through relationship-building to bring out the very best in one's employees.

Project Management

Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide. Up to date content covers measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest edition of the PMBOK Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP).

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Business Management

Management issues are fundamental to any organization: How do we plan to get things done, organize the company to be efficient and effective, lead and motivate employees, and put controls in place to make sure our plans are followed and our goals are met? Good management is essential to starting a business, growing a business, and maintaining a business once it has achieved some measure of success. This Business Management course will help you understand how to be a better manager through planning, decision making, motivating, leading, and communicating more effectively.

Prerequisite: None

Leadership & Goal Attainment

Looking for ways to make your company great, motivate your employees, and grow profits? Then Leadership & Goal Attainment is the course for you. In the first part of this course you will learn how relational leadership is not just a theory or a buzzword, but a way of managing through relationship-building to bring out the very best in one's employees. You will see how some executives succeeded where others failed and take advantage of those lessons of success to create your own.

Why do some genius-level leaders seem to drain intelligence and performance out of the people around them, while others stimulate, motivate, and get so much more out of their work associates? The second part of this course uses Liz Wiseman’s book to label the former group, people who need to be the smartest person in the room, as diminishers, while the latter are multipliers, people who use their smarts to stimulate and enhance the creativity of the group. This section of the course identifies what is considered the five most important disciplines that help managers to think and act more like multipliers, bringing people together, and giving others on the team more freedom, power, and responsibility, which ultimately generates self-worth and satisfaction. 

The third part of this Leadership & Goal Attainment course will help you with setting and achieving your goals. While it can be difficult to set truly meaningful and motivational goals, it is one of the most essential steps to business success. Even more importantly, setting, working toward and achieving measurable goals is how we all grow personally while contributing to organizational success.

Prerequisite: None

 

** Course Subject to Change.

Project Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
  • Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
  • List and study the elements involved in performing and controlling projects
  • Recall the steps involved in developing a project management plan
  • Recognize modern developments and the future of project management

Business Management

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the various roles of managers and types of business management
  • Identify the fundamentals of managing and organizing environments
  • Recall methods of communication, working in groups, and stages of leadership
  • Discuss the basics of entrepreneurship and SWOT analysis
  • Differentiate between multiple leadership styles and ways of managing individuals

Leadership & Goal Attainment

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • List the strategies for becoming a multiplier
  • Identify the types of leaders and the effects they have on the workforce
  • Recall the steps involved in creating an enjoyable and effective workplace
  • Recognize the process for effectively setting and achieving goals
  • Recall the core elements of relationship leadership 

Project Management

Project Management Module 1
Overview of Project Management

  • Defining Project Success
  • Defining Roles
  • Committee Sponsorship/Governance
  • Classification of Projects
  • Project Management Growth
  • Product vs. Project Management
  • Stage-Gate Process
  • Project Life Cycles

Project Management Module 2    
Organizational Structures and the Project Office

  • Organizational Workflow
  • Pure Product (Projectized) Organization
  • Matrix Organizational Form
  • Project Management Offices
  • Transitional Management
  • The Staffing Environment
  • Today’s Project Managers
  • Organizational Staffing Process
  • The Project Office
  • The Functional Team

Project Management Module 3    
Management Functions and Communications Management

  • Controlling and Directing
  • Project Authority
  • Barriers to Project Team Development
  • Value-Based Project Environment
  • General Management Pitfalls
  • Modeling the Communications Environment
  • Project Review Meetings
  • Active Listening
  • Brainstorming
  • Facilitation

Project Management Module 4   
Conflicts and Variables for Success

  • The Conflict Environment
  • The Management of Conflicts
  • Conflict Resolution Modes
  • Performance Measurement
  • Mega Projects
  • Internal and External Partnerships
  • Virtual Project Teams
  • Project Management Effectiveness
  • Understanding Best Practices

Project Management Module 5   
Executives and Planning

  • The Project Sponsor
  • The Collective Belief
  • Stakeholder Relations Management
  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Business Case
  • Life-Cycle Phases
  • Life-Cycle Milestones
  • Establishing Project Objectives
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Project Selection

Project Management Module 6  
Network Scheduling Techniques and Pricing

  • Network Fundamentals
  • Dependencies
  • Network Replanning
  • Scheduling Problems
  • Global Pricing Strategies
  • Pricing Process
  • Overhead Rates
  • The Pricing Review Procedure
  • Systems Pricing
  • Project Risks

Project Management Module 7  
Cost Control and Metrics

  • The Operating Cycle
  • Budgets
  • The Cost Baseline
  • Summary Variances
  • Status Reporting
  • Project Management Information Systems
  • Project Metrics
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Value-Based Metrics
  • Business Intelligence

Project Management Module 8   
Trade-Off Analysis and Risk Management

  • Methodology for Trade-Off Analysis
  • Contracts
  • Industry Trade-Off Preferences
  • Project Manager’s Control of Trade-Offs
  • Risk Management
  • Plan Risk Management
  • Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Response
  • The Impact of Risk Handling Measurements
  • Risk and Concurrent Engineering

Project Management Module 9 
Learning Curves and Contract Management

  • The Learning Curve Concept
  • Graphic Representation
  • Developing Slope Measures
  • Selections of Learning Curves
  • Manufacturing Breaks
  • Procurement
  • Types of Contracts
  • Contract Administration
  • Proposal-Contractual Interaction
  • Contract Closure

Project Management Module 10
Quality Management and Modern Developments

  • The Quality Movement
  • Quality Management Concepts
  • Acceptance Sampling
  • Implementing Six Sigma
  • Quality Leadership
  • The Project Management Maturity Model
  • Project Management Methodologies
  • Capacity Planning
  • The Business of Scope Changes
  • End-of-Phase Review Meetings

 

Business Management

Business Management Module 1
Managerial Decision Making  

  • What Do Managers Do?
  • The Roles Managers Play
  • Major Management Characteristics
  • Overview of Managerial Decision Making
  • Reflective and Reactive Systems
  • Programmed and Nonprogrammed Decisions
  • Barriers to Effective Decision Making
  • Improving the Quality of Decision Making
  • Group Decision Making

Business Management Module 2
The History of Management  

  • The Early Origins of Management
  • The Italian Renaissance
  • The Industrial Revolution
  • Taylor-Made Management
  • Administrative and Bureaucratic Management
  • Human Relations Movement
  • Contingency and System Management

 

Business Management Module 3
Corporate Culture and Ethics  

  • Organization’s External Environment
  • External Environments and Industries
  • Organizational Designs and Structures
  • Internal Organization and External Environments
  • Corporate Cultures
  • Ethics and Business Ethics Defined
  • Dimensions of Ethics
  • Ethical Principles and Responsible Decision Making
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Culture and Compliance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

Business Management Module 4
International Management  

  • Importance of International Management
  • Hofstede’s Cultural Framework
  • The GLOBE Framework
  • Cultural Stereotyping
  • Cross-Cultural Assignments
  • Strategies for Expanding Globally
  • Necessity of Global Markets

Business Management Module 5   
Entrepreneurship   

  • Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
  • Small Business
  • Start Your Own Business
  • Managing a Small Business
  • Large Impact of Small Business
  • Small Business Administration
  • Trends in Entrepreneurship and Business Ownership

Business Management Module 6
Strategic Analysis  

  • Understanding the Competitive Environment
  • SWOT for Strategic Analysis
  • External Macro Environment
  • Micro Environment
  • Competition, Strategy, and Competitive Advantage
  • Strategic Positioning

Business Management Module 7
Strategic Management Process  

  • Firm Mission and Vision
  • The Role of Strategic Analysis in Formulating a Strategy
  • Strategic Objectives
  • Levels of Strategy
  • Measuring and Evaluating Strategic Performance
  • Organizational Structures and Design
  • Organizational Change
  • Managing Change

Business Management Module 8
Human Resource Management    

  • Human Resource Management and Compliance
  • Performance Management
  • Influencing Employee Performance and Motivation
  • Building an Organization for the Future
  • Talent Development
  • Succession Planning

Business Management Module 9
Diversity in Organizations

  • Introduction to Workplace Diversity
  • Diversity and the Workforce
  • Diversity and Its Impact on Companies
  • Challenges of Diversity
  • Key Diversity Theories
  • Benefits and Challenges of Workplace Diversity
  • Recommendations for Managing Diversity

Business Management Module 10
Leadership and Motivation  

  • The Leadership Process
  • Types of Leaders
  • The Trait Approach to Leadership
  • Behavioral Approaches to Leadership
  • Situational Approaches to Leadership
  • Work Motivation for Performance
  • Content and Process Theories of Motivation
  • Research on Motivation Theories

Business Management Module 11
Managerial Communication and Teamwork  

  • Teamwork in the Workplace
  • Team Development Over Time
  • Opportunities and Challenges to Team Building
  • Team Diversity
  • Multicultural Teams
  • Process of Managerial Communication
  • Types of Communications in Organizations
  • Managerial Communication and Corporate Reputation

Business Management Module 12
Planning, Controlling, and Management of Technology   

  • The Planning Process
  • Types of Plans
  • Goals or Outcome Statements
  • Employees’ Responses to Planning
  • Management by Objectives
  • Developing Technology and Innovation
  • External and Internal Sources
  • Management Entrepreneurship Skills

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Leadership & Goal Attainment

Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 1
Relational Leadership

  • Overview of the Relational Model
  • Comparing Leadership Styles
  • Enhancing Your Personal Leadership
  • Exploring and Assessing the Basic Framework
  • Assessment, Compromise, and Focus as Leadership Traits
  • In-Depth View of the Relational Leadership Model
  • Understanding the Core Elements
  • Key Components of a Relational Organization
  • Shifting from Non-Relational to Relational Leadership
  • Adopting a New Style for Dealing with People
  • The Critical Role as Leader
  • Preserving the Organization’s Environment

Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 2
Developing as a Leader

  • Apply Discipline
  • Execute Winning Activities
  • Avoid Shortcuts
  • Manage Risk
  • The Power of Leadership
  • Building on Strengths
  • Applying Your Self-Knowledge
  • Creating a Great Place to Work
  • The Building Blocks of Trust
  • Make Stress a Positive Force
  • The Value of Relationalism
  • Community Leadership
  • The Relational Leader at Home

Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 3
Multiplier versus Diminishers

  • The Multiplier Effect
  • Resource Leveraging
  • The High Cost of Diminishers
  • The Mind of the Multiplier
  • The Five Disciplines of the Multiplier
  • The Talent Magnet
  • Four Practices of the Talent Magnet
  • The Diminishers’ Approach
  • The Liberator
  • Tyrant versus Liberator
  • Three Practices of the Liberator
  • The Challenger
  • The Know-it-All versus the Challenger

Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 4
Becoming a Multiplier

  • The Debate Maker
  • Practices of the Debate Maker
  • Debate Making as Resource Leverage
  • The Investor
  • The Micromanager versus the Investor
  • The Diminishers’ Approach to Execution
  • Leveraging Your Investment
  • Becoming a Multiplier
  • From Resonance to Resolve
  • The Accelerators
  • Sustaining Momentum
  • Genius or Genius Maker

Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 5
Goals and Goal Setting

  • What is a Goal?
  • Goals & Objectives Pyramids
  • Who Sets Goals?
  • The Goal Setting Process
  • Adopt & Adapt the Goal
  • Identifying and Documenting Goals
  • Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Goal Development and Planning
  • Action Plans
  • Obstacles to Goal Attainment
  • Goal Achievement
  • Taking Action

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks*. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!**

*A few courses still have physical materials.
 

Project Management

CAPM Requirements: To apply for the CAPM, you need to have: A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) AND At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education. PMP Requirements: To apply for the PMP, you need to have either: A four-year degree (bachelor’s or the global equivalent) and at least three years of project management experience, with 4,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education OR A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent) with at least five years of project management experience, with 7,500 hours leading and directing projects and 35 hours of project management education.

** Certification exams are not included in the cost of the course.**

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player