Understanding project management is essential to both the project manager and the company’s success in a project-driven organization. The role of a project manager includes coordination and communication with project stakeholders to ensure that all cross-functional activities are accomplished to meet the scope, quality, time, cost, and price objectives of the project. Most projects follow a typical systems integration lifecycle, moving at a summary level from sales, to engineering, to operations (such as project management, installation, fabrication, programming, and commissioning), ultimately transitioning to service. A key to successful project management is the level of interpersonal skills of the project manager and their ability to guide a project from start to finish.
This pathway includes four courses: Fundamentals of Project Management, Systems Integration Lifecycle (Initiation), Systems Integration Lifecycle (Execution and Closure), and Interpersonal Skills. Each course provides modules that focus on the basics of project management, the different phases of project management, and how to coordinate and communicate with key stakeholders during a project, so that the project comes to a successful completion.