Loading...

Course Description

Course Description

This course was designed as a supplemental study guide for the major content areas of Chapter 9 of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition. In this course, you will learn how to plan for, acquire, and manage the physical and human resources necessary for project completion. You will learn how to acquire and negotiate the best staff, how to define roles and responsibilities in project documentation, and how to employ the essentials of good people management. In addition, you will learn how to facilitate a team environment and supply a project with the appropriate materials, equipment, facilities, and infrastructure needed for success. You will learn how to properly allocate resources on a project and control their utilization.

This course aligns with the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition. (The PMBOK® Guide is not included in the cost of this course and must be purchased separately.)

Taking advantage of online interactivity, the course contains a vocabulary game, flashcards, and other activities to help you master the material.


Learning Outcomes

  • Describe how staffing is planned for and acquired in an organization
  • Explain how internal and external staff will have different management needs
  • Recognize and manage for constraints and limited availability of human resources
  • Apply resource optimization techniques to deal with limited human resources
  • Identify and choose between the various techniques for visually representing the roles and responsibilities of individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Describe what makes a successful team and how project managers can assess and develop their teams and individual workers
  • Employ effective people management, including how to motivate and manage teams and how to resolve team conflict
  • Identify the general approaches to decision making, and how they might be applied to project scenarios

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Notes

After successful completion, learners receive 3.5 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course and scoring a minimum of 70% on the assessment at the end of the course.

Learners should have some experience in project management and will need to have access to the Project Management Institute®'s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition.

This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24 hours.

Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.

Project Management Institute, PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, Project Management Professional, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, PMI-ACP, PMI Risk Management Professional, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PMI-PBA, the PMI Talent Triangle, and the PMI Talent Triangle logo are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Information in this course has been taken from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK®Guide) — Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., 2017.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Online Course FAQ

 

When can I start?

As soon as you have a confirmation of enrollment. This can take up to 72 business hours. Please allow extra time for weekends and holidays.

 

What skills do online learners need?

Most courses require a basic level of computer skills, including the ability to send and receive e-mail, as well as research on the Internet. If more advanced skills are required, they will be listed in the course description.

 

Do I need an e-mail account for my online course?

Yes, all students taking online courses must have an email account. Email accounts may be obtained by signing up for a free account through Gmail, Yahoo! or Hotmail.

 

When it says a course is 200 hours long, does that mean I have to sit at my computer for 200 hours?

No, it means that the author of the course has stated that he or she expects you to be able to complete the course in 200 hours. This time frame may include homework, research, reading, or in some cases, additional development and reflection time.

 

What are the advantages to online learning?

With online learning, you can study from home or work. You can log on and off as often as you need to, and the course will pick up right where you left off. Also, you only learn what you want to know. Lastly, the courses are Web-based, so you can log on from any computer that has access to the internet.

 

What kind of certificate do I get when I have completed the course?

Once you have completed your course, a Certificate of Completion will be sent from SMU Professional and Online.

 

Who do I contact if I have a problem with my course?

Please fill out the form at http://mindedge.com/page/contact-form/type/customer with information about the issue.

 

What are the minimum technical requirements for the course?

Software:

  • Any modern Office suite: Microsoft Office, Apple iWork, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice
  • The latest Adobe Reader/Acrobat Reader (free download available at http://www.adobe.com)

Web Browser:

  • The last three versions of the major browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge.
  • Other web browsers may work, but may not render all features of the courses
  • Cookies must be enabled
  • JavaScript must be enabled

Internet:

  • Reliable internet connection. Broadband cable or high-speed DSL is recommended for optimal experience.
  • E-mail account (to be able to register and to receive e-mail from the course system regarding registration, course status, etc.)

 

Note: Some courses may have additional hardware and/or software requirements. Any additional requirements will be listed in the course description and course syllabus.

 

What if I need to suspend my attendance, cancel my registration, or withdraw?

SMU PRO online course enrollment is final as of 3 business days after purchase and programs are intended to be successfully completed in full. If you wish to withdraw from a course during the first 3 days after purchase a 90% refund may be issued, contingent upon you completing less than 10% of the course content. If more than 10% of the course has been completed, no refund will be issued. Additionally, after the 3 day grace period, withdrawal from the programs or not completing the program forfeits your tuition costs. We do not provide any prorated refunds or credits for partial certificate program completion.

Notes

This course is offered through our curriculum partner, MindEdge, Inc. MindEdge's mission is to improve the way the world learns. Since their founding by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, they have served more than one million learners.
Loading...

Enroll Now - Select a Section

Section Title
PMP® 08: Project Resource Management
Type
self-paced
Dates
Start Now, you have 30 days to complete this course once enrolled.
Delivery Options
Self-Paced Online  
Course Fee(s)
Standard Rate non-credit $79.00
Section Notes
This course is offered through our curriculum partner, MindEdge, Inc. MindEdge's mission is to improve the way the world learns. Since their founding by Harvard and MIT educators in 1998, they have served more than one million learners.
Required fields are indicated by .