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Effective Project Management


Three Thursdays: October 14, 21 & 28, 2015

Abromson Community Education Center

University of Southern Maine
88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine


Three Mondays: October 19 & 26, November 2, 2015

Lewiston Auburn College, Westminster Street, Lewiston

$475 + $35 materials fee
21 contact hours/2.1 CEUs

     You are responsible for organizing and managing a multifaceted activity involving people from differing specialties to create something brand-new. Quality is essential, resources are limited, and time is tight -- a classic scenario.

     This course provides the concepts, practices and skills required to manage such an enterprise. The process starts with accounting for the current situation, establishing the goal and defining the initial agreements; organizing the team; identifying tasks, estimating resources and assigning tasks, then concludes with setting schedules; managing risk and completing a plan.

     Working in teams, you will apply and extend your workplace expertise and integrate project management competencies. You will learn about:

  • situation analysis and problem solving
  • the essentials of project team leadership
  • work breakdown structure and work package specifications
  • the planning and control cycle
  • estimation and priority setting
  • precedent diagramming and scheduling
  • risk management and contingency planning
  • the Gantt chart, resource leveling, and final planning

To Register: 780-5900; fax 780-5954; www.usm.maine.edu/cce

     Effective Project Management can be taken as a stand-alone course or as the introduction to the three-course Certificiate Program in Project Management at the University of Southern Maine. See additional listings for Implementing Project Management and Advanced Project Management.

    Learn more about the Certificate Program in Project Management at University of Southern Maine.


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