• Unit 1: What is Project Management?

    In this unit, we will define project management as a discipline and set the background for its use in an organizational context. We define project management terminology and processes as well as differentiate project management from ongoing operations. We continue to see how the discipline of project management helps support an organization's strategic mission. Various frameworks for executing projects with an emphasis on the Project Management Institutes (PMI) focus will be presented. Finally, we look at the reasons projects succeed or fail.

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 5 hours.

    • 1.1: Introduction to Project Management

    • 1.2: Strategic Vision

    • 1.3: Project Management Terminology

    • 1.4: Project Success or Failure

    • Unit 1 Study Resources

      This review video is an excellent way to review what you've learned so far and is presented by one of the professors who created the course.

    • Unit 1 Assessment

      • Receive a grade