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Fundamentals of Project Management

The Fundamentals of Project Management course is a hands-on introductory program designed for professionals who have little or no experience with project management. This course thoroughly covers the useful strategies necessary to deliver a project within the defined method, cost and schedule constraints.

Program Focus Areas

USC’s Fundamentals of Project Management course will enable you to identify scope, risks and resources efficiently – empowering you with a highly sought after skill set most companies are seeking. This program is designed to introduce you to the Project Management Certificate which is a gateway to earning your Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential.

This course will cover:

  • Project life cycle
  • Defining scope
  • Scheduling logistics
  • Project risks
  • Maintaining control
  • Execution


Course Outline

Day 1

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management
  • Describe a Project
  • Describe the Project Management Life Cycle
  • Identify the Role of a Project Manager
Lesson 2: Initiating a Project
  • Determine the Scope of a Project
  • Identify the Skills for a Project Team
  • Identify the Risks to a Project
Lesson 3: Planning for Time and Cost
  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Sequence the Activities
  • Create a Project Schedule

Day 2

Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control
  • Analyze the Risks to a Project
  • Create a Communication Plan
  • Plan for Change Control
Lesson 5: Managing a Project
  • Begin Project Work
  • Execute the Project Plan
  • Track Project Progress
  • Report Performance
  • Implement Change Control
Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase
  • Close a Project
  • Create a Final Report

Tuition for the Fundamentals of Project Management is $595, which includes all course materials. 


Registration and Fees

Dates / SessionsTimesFees
Fundamentals of Project Management Online
10/23/2023 – 10/24/2023

Monday & Tuesday
2 Sessions

Register Online or Register By Mail

Notes: Online instructions will be emailed approximately one week before the course starts.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM$595.00


Registration and Payment Notes

If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia, SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.

We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace, a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university. Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.

Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online instructions about one week before the program begins.


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