This series is designed for the project manager who has 1-3+ years of experience. We focus on how to stay on time and within budget, how to increase your confidence by understanding and using project management tools effectively, and how to enhance your value to your organization. You'll gain familiarity with the the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK® Guide. Additionally, this course is a great preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Examination.
- Introduction, Initiating, Process Groups and WBS
- Project Planning
- Project Execution
- Monitoring & Controlling Project Work, Change, Risks
- Closing Project or Phase, and Next Steps
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Textbooks and Materials
Required texts are purchased by the student:
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK® Guide (6th Edition)
PMP Certification: A Beginner's Guide (3rd Edition)
A third text is highly recommended, but not required: Head First PMP, Latest Edition, by Jennifer Greene and Andrew Stillman. This text is purchased by the student.
Instructor Pat McDonald is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and IBM Certified Professional Senior Project Manager. She has over six years experience as a project manager and internal consultant. She has held various management and leadership positions in the following business industries; federal government, aerospace, banking, telecommunications, and information technology. Patricia has a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University, and a George Washington University Master's Certificate in project management.
George Angel is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) since July 1998 and an IBM Certified Professional Executive Project Manager. He has over 27 years as a successful project manager and over 39 years with IBM serving in several key areas such as, IT program manager, help desk manager, finance manager, and project executive.
George has a bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Albuquerque. He served as President on the Board of Directors for Boulder County Special Transit and he teaches project management classes at Colorado State University, internationally for IBM, and is a professional speaker for PMIP® (Project Management Institute).