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14 chapters in Business 311: Project Management

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Ch 1. Project Management Fundamentals {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[79710].percentComplete}}% complete
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - What is Project Management? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65153].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65153].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What Are Project Management Skills? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65157].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65157].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is a Project Management Office? - Definition & Roles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65161].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65161].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Benefits of Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65174].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65174].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Project Stakeholders: Definition, Role & Identification Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79712].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79712].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Project Management Planning: Process & Tools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65181].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65181].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Business Portfolio Management: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79715].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79715].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Project Portfolio Management? - Definition, Process & Tools Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65156].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65156].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What Is Global Project Management? - Factors & Success Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79716].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79716].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Project Management Best Practices & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65166].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65166].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Ethics in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65185].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65185].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Key Steps in Initiating a Project Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79718].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79718].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Develop a Business Case for a Project Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79719].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79719].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Project Feasibility Study: Definition & Steps Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79720].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79720].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The Six Constraints of Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79713].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79713].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Calculate Opportunity Cost Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1914].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1914].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What is a Project Charter? - Elements & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79722].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79722].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Team Assembly & Assignments in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79723].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79723].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Key Steps in Planning a Project Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79725].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79725].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Project Scope Statement: Definition & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79726].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79726].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Project Resource Management Plan: Definition & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79727].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79727].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS): Example & Definition Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62628].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[62628].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Planning for Project Dependencies & Contingencies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79730].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79730].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Phase Reviews in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79714].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79714].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Creating a Quality Plan for a Project Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79732].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79732].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Risk Planning for Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79733].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79733].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Acceptance Planning in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79734].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79734].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Procurement Planning for Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79735].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79735].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Project Management Communication Plan: Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65168].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65168].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Kickoff Meeting in Project Management: Purpose & Agenda Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79736].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79736].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Project Cost Management: Planning & Estimation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74152].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74152].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Financial Planning in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79731].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79731].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Cost Efficiency: Definition & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64771].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[64771].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Direct Cost: Definition, Formula & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16061].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[16061].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Project Cost Control: Definition & Steps Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79767].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79767].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Project Cash Flow: Analysis & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69843].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[69843].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Managing Project Cash Flow: Investments & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79768].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79768].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Using Networking Diagrams for Task Breakdown & Tracking Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79770].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79770].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Precedence Diagram Method in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79771].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79771].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Critical Success Factors in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65184].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65184].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Project Management Tools for Systems Development Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1791].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1791].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Gantt Charts & Bar Graphs: Henry Gantt's Contributions to Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2040].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2040].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - PERT Analysis & Project Completion Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2153].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2153].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Functions of Information Systems in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79772].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79772].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Using the Monte Carlo Simulation in Risk Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79773].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79773].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Using S-Curves in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79774].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79774].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Week {{::cp.getGoalWeekForTopic(7, 14)}}
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Important Processes in Project Execution Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79742].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79742].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Project Time Management: Definition, Process & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65170].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65170].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - The Project Team and Work Breakdown Structure Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40318].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[40318].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - What Are Milestones in Project Management? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65182].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65182].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Project Cost Management: Process & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79744].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79744].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Project Quality Management: Process & Metrics Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74149].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74149].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Project Change Management: Plan & Components Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79745].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79745].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - What is Project Risk Management? - Definition, Process & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65162].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65162].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Project Issue Management: Process & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79746].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79746].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Project Procurement Management: Importance & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74155].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[74155].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Project Resource Leveling: Definition & Scheduling Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79747].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79747].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Deliverable Approval Management for Projects Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79748].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79748].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - Project Communications Management: Benefits & Importance Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79749].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79749].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Creating a Status Report in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79750].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79750].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Project Control Process: Definition & Function Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79752].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79752].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Project Management Metrics: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65171].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65171].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Calculating & Categorizing Actual Project Cost Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79764].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79764].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Estimating Activity Duration in Project Management Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79753].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79753].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Calculating the Value of Work Done (VOWD) Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Earned Value Management (EVM): Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79766].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79766].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Project Management Scheduling: Tools & Techniques Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65178].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[65178].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Total Slack, Critical Path & Free Slack Project Scheduling Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79754].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79754].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - Updating the Project Schedule & Dealing with Change Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79755].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79755].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Steps & Approaches to Project Schedule Control Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79756].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79756].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Manage Alterations to the Scope of a Project Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79757].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[79757].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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