Small business management involves overseeing both small and large projects. Not all projects require extensive planning, but project management techniques can help teams of all sizes meet their goals more efficiently. This course introduces fundamental project management concepts, reviews common project pitfalls, and explains the importance of each of the five stages of the project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing.
After completing this course, you'll be able to:
- Explain why project management is important in a small business setting
- Describe the stages in the project life cycle
- Create documents to initiate a project
- Describe the problem of scope creep
- Create a project plan
- Identify the importance of performance reports and reviews
- Explore ways to facilitate communication between project participants
- Distinguish between push and pull communications
- Explain the importance of monitoring progress, risks, and changes
Upon completion of the course, learners may be eligible for:
- PMI PDUs: 3
- Leadership PDUs: 1.5
- Strategic & Business Management PDUs: 0.5
- Technical PM PDUs: 1
- IACET CEUs: 0.3 (Contact Hours: 3 hours)
- HRCI Credits: 3 (Type: General)
- SHRM PDCs: 3
Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEUs.
This course is offered through our curriculum partner, MindEdge, Inc. MindEdge was founded in 1998 by Harvard and MIT educators with a mission to improve the way the world learns. Since then, more than three million learners have participated in MindEdge programs.
Registered students will receive individualized communication with further instructions to help you prepare for class.