Project Management Fundamentals (Online Course)


Gain the skills you’ll need to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.


Course Details

Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

If you’re organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

In this course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You will become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You will learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You will be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you will become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you will develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you’re new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you will need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you’re an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

This course and its follow-up (Project Management Applications) also include essential information that will help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® and the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) exams offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Certification Magazine recently identified PMP certification as “the highest-paying certification” of the year.


Lesson 1

Understand why project management is needed, how a project is defined, and how it differs from programs and tasks.

Lesson 2

Identify project management activities that establish it as a field of study.

Lesson 3

Identify various project management resources and understand the four phases of the project life cycle.

Lesson 4

Learn more about the importance and benefits of planning for your projects.

Lesson 5

Understand the basics of the control process and why control is so essential for your projects.

Lesson 6

Learn of the importance of the project manager and the project team.

Lesson 7

Differentiate between stakeholders and deliverables, and learn how to generate project ideas.

Lesson 8

Learn of the difference between ethics and politics and how to identify and effectively manage conflict.

Lesson 9

Understand the fourteen sections of a formal project plan.

Lesson 10

Learn important activities to get your project off to a great start.

Lesson 11

Understand the benefits of using project reporting, earned value and the periodic project audit to keep your project on track.

Lesson 12

Identify why project closure is important and learn the steps to successfully close your project.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Applications must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.


There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Course Information

Course Hours: 24.00

How It Works


Take the online course at your convenience.


Fully complete the course to access your certificate.

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