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CPE 1012 Understanding Project Management Tools

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Some of these tools are used to develop plans, some to help your project team work together. Some tools are used for tracking progress and expenses while others are used for communication. Some tools are used to balance the work being done, some to determine how closely your results match the project goals, and still more others determine whether or not the project was profitable for your organization.

This course provides basic definitions and demonstrates the use of key tools for planning, coordinating, and monitoring project work. At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • List at least three tools useful for defining projects.
  • Describe the rules of brainstorming.
  • Explain how to breakdown project work activities.
  • Create a communication plan and matrix for a specific project.
  • Identify two financial analysis tools used for making both short-term and long-term decisions.

Price

Plan Name Price
Unlimited: $ 94

Instructor

Dr. Wesley E. Donahue, PE, PMP

Wesley E. Donahue, Ph.D., PE, PLS, PMP, 6σ Black Belt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), is the course Master Instructor. Formerly, he was the director of Penn State Management Development, a self-supporting provider of education and training services to business and industry clients around the world. Before joining Penn State, he was co-founder and executive vice president of a manufacturing and specialty engineering firm; manager of corporate development and international manager of technology for a Fortune 200 company; and, professional associate of a worldwide provider of technical management professional services.

Some of these tools are used to develop plans, some to help your project team work together. Some tools are used for tracking progress and expenses while others are used for communication. Some tools are used to balance the work being done, some to determine how closely your results match the project goals, and still more others determine whether or not the project was profitable for your organization.

This course provides basic definitions and demonstrates the use of key tools for planning, coordinating, and monitoring project work. At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • List at least three tools useful for defining projects.
  • Describe the rules of brainstorming.
  • Explain how to breakdown project work activities.
  • Create a communication plan and matrix for a specific project.
  • Identify two financial analysis tools used for making both short-term and long-term decisions.
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