Best Practices for Project Management Success

Course 2 of 4: MicroMasters® Program in Project Management 11 weeks total 8 – 12 hours each week
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About this course

Project management plays a key role in supporting a business’s success. In this project management course, you will learn what’s required from an organization for projects to excel.

You will learn how to turn project management principles and theory into practice. The course will cover:

  • project management methods and best practices
  • project portfolio management
  • the project management office
  • Six Sigma
  • corporate culture and organizational behavior
  • project management leadership

The course will utilize case studies and examples from companies to help students sharpen their project management skills to recognize and implement an environment that supports success.

First, we will cover the basic organizational and leadership elements required to provide a successful environment for all projects to succeed.

Second, we will cover the necessary organizational support structures and methods that enable project management and project managers to deliver results to the business and to the customers they serve.

Finally, we will explore the challenges of specific types of projects such as projects in crisis, global projects and managing a portfolio.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters® Program that is designed to teach the importance of the organizational and leadership characteristics for the success of projects. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters® Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

 

What you’ll learn

  • How to achieve success in project management
  • Best practices in organizational and leadership characteristics
  • How to overcome challenges of specific types of projects

Prerequisites

Successful completion of or understanding of concepts from Project Management Life Cycle.

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructors

Leonie Fernandes

Leonie is an Instructor of Project Management at the School of Individualized Study at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of project management experience in large, global corporations in the high tech, manufacturing, healthcare and automotive industries. Leonie has extensive coaching and mentoring in leading projects within the United States and in the global arena. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and master’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. For more information, please contact ritonline@rit.edu.
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Experience Level

Intermediate

Learning Partner

Rochester Institute of Technology

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

Business & Management
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