Ch 1: Basics of Project Management

About This Chapter

Project management is an important aspect in nearly all departments of large or small corporations. As part of corporate training, help your employees better understand the components and scope of project management techniques and practices using the printable text lessons in this chapter.

Basics of Project Management - Chapter Summary

Instructors in this chapter provide easy-to-follow overviews of the responsibilities and role of a project manager, as well as common challenges found in project management. Employees will learn:

  • Definition of project management
  • Stages of project management
  • The ten knowledge areas of project management
  • Common reasons why projects fail
  • Constraints involved with project management from inception to completion
  • Ethical standards in project management

How It Helps

  • Builds awareness: Project managers need to understand what they are responsible for and what they need to know to achieve success in developing and implementing projects.
  • Prevents project failure: By teaching employees the pitfalls of project development, projects will have a greater likelihood of success.
  • Ensures ethical behavior : Managers learn how to make honest decisions and build trust and honesty between themselves and their project team.

Skills Covered

After completion of this chapter, employees will be able to:

  • Define and provide examples of project management
  • Implement the five stages of project management
  • Work within the ten knowledge areas of project management
  • Identify causes of project failure and understand how to avoid them
  • Manage all project constraints throughout the project development process
  • Meet ethical expectations of the company when carrying out the duties of a project manager

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
Not Taken
Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
Not Taken

Earning College Credit

Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.

To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page

Transferring credit to the school of your choice

Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.

Support