Introduction to Project Management
Online | Self-Paced | Interactive
Students complete a sequence of online modules at their own pace, as their schedule permits. Each module may include assigned readings or media, online quizzes, discussion boards, and more. The instructor will guide you through the course, provide feedback, and assessments of your learning.
7-Weeks | 35 Hours
You can expect to commit up to approximately five (5) hours per week on readings, exercises, and assignments.
Flexible (Up to 10-Weeks)
This course offers continuous enrollment. You will begin the course when you are ready and have ten weeks to complete the seven modules required to earn your certificate.
Module Overview & Learning Outcomes
In this course, you will complete a sequence of seven online modules. Each module may include assigned readings or media, online quizzes, discussion boards, and more. The instructor will guide you through the course, providing feedback, and assessments of learning.
Module 1 | Introduction to Project Management
Learn the definition of a project and its attributes. Gain a general overview of the life cycle of a project and learn key constraints within with a project that must be managed.
• Explain project management.
• Distinguish what a project is and list its attributes.
• Define what is meant by project deliverable.
• Summarize project constraints.
• Describe the phases of the project life cycle.
Module 2 | Phases of Project Management
Learn about the initiation phase, which defines the project description and introduces workshop participants to the project charter/scope and scope template. Project stakeholders and the stakeholder matrix will also be covered. You will be able to review and explain charter/scope and stakeholder templates at the end of the workshop.
• Recognize the steps of the planning process.
• Identify at least eight elements of a project charter/scope.
• Utilize project charter/scope template.
• Identify project stakeholders.
• Discuss stakeholder engagement.
• Utilize project stakeholder matrix.
• Prepare a project charter.
Module 3 | Project Planning, Budget, & Risks
We move through topics from the remainder of the initiation phase to the start of the planning stage of project management. Budgeting, scheduling, identifying risk, and preparing a communication plan will be covered.
• Prepare total budgeted cost.
• Recognize areas that can effect project budget control.
• Develop a work breakdown structure.
• Describe a responsibility assignment matrix.
• Explain a network diagram.
• Summarize project risks.
• Identify and categorize risks.
• Understand a risk response plan.
• Develop a communication matrix to control the flow of information.
Module 4 | Project Teamwork
Teamwork is the cooperative effort by members of a team to accomplish this common goal. You will learn how the effectiveness, or lack thereof, of the project team can make the difference between project success and project failure, picking up strategies to ensure team success.
• Explain how teams are assigned and formed.
• Identify and describe the stages of team development.
• Plan a project kickoff meeting.
• Discuss characteristics of effective teams.
• Identify and describe at least five barriers to team effectiveness.
• Identify at least four sources of conflict on projects, and explain how to handle conflict.
• Describe tools used to enhance communication on projects to monitor, control, and track projects.
Module 5 | Project Monitoring & Controls
You will be introduced to the act of monitoring a project’s progress through a variety of tools. The project control process, cost control, budget, and other quantitative measures will be reviewed.
• Summarize the project control process.
• Provide examples of schedules based on actual progress and changes.
• Recognize a network diagram that takes resource constraints into account.
• Evaluate resource requirements planning.
Module 6 | Project Close-Outs
The end of the project life-cycle will be the focus of this module. You will review project closeout reports, understand end of project reporting, and learn about the value of lessons learned for historical purposes within the organization.
• Identify actions that should be taken during the process of closing a project.
• Develop a post-project evaluation.
• Explain the value and use of lessons learned.
• Explain the importance of organizing and archiving project documents.
Module 7 | Project Presentations
Share all you have learned by preparing and submitting project presentations. You will self-reflect on the learning process to determine additional project management skills needing development.
• Prepare and present individual projects
• Create a PowerPoint (or other with approval) final project presentation
• Illustrate project management techniques and processes
• Assess individual project management skills still needing development
What You Earn:
Upon completion of the course, you will earn 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Wentworth verified digital credential/certificate of completion to showcase on their resume and online channels.
A CEU is not an academic credit; however, it is a nationally recognized standard of documenting the successful completion of non-degree professional training. One CEU is equivalent to ten instructional hours.
Cindy P. Stevens, Ph.D.
Professor, School of Management, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Biography & E-Portfolio
Tuition & Enrollment
$999 – Wentworth Institute of Technology Tuition
Currently all WIT open enrollments are being processed though our partnership with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Employer discounts may apply.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Enrollment, Discounts, & Contacts
How do I enroll in this course?
Please visit Gould Construction Institute (GCI) to register for this course. If you are a NH/VT resident or company you may register with Associated Builders and Contractors of New Hampshire/Vermont.
How do I know if I qualify for the ABC Member rate?
You can check with your employer or view a drop down list of employers who are ABC members upon registration. To redeem this discount, you must register with your employer's information and the discount will be automatically applied. If your company is not affiliated, please click "register as an individual".
Who can I speak with to learn more about this course?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617.989.4300.
Wentworth Institute of Technology, the university of opportunity, provides our learners with access to educational programs responsive to evolving market needs. Wentworth prepares graduates who are future-focused and career-ready.
Our Intro to Project Management is led by full-time Wentworth faculty and has a unique focus on leading construction, electrical, engineering, and architecture projects. The flexible, self-paced format gives you access to training and expert feedback in real-time, allowing you to get what you need and keep moving forward!