Intro to Elements of Project Management

What will you learn


In this course, students will learn about the definitions of the problem, schedule, and how to avoid obstacles that occur during a project. The module will go briefly through five elements of Project Management:

  •       Initiation
  •       Planning
  •       Executing
  •       Monitoring & Controlling
  •       Closing

At the end of the course you will be able to identify a product scope and create a basic work breakdown structure.

Course Syllabus:

Module 1: Getting Started 

  • About the course
  • About your instructor
  • What you need to succeed


Module 2: Understanding Project Management 

  • What is Project Management?
  • Overview of Management Activities
  • Management Activities Details
  • ONE page Project Management acronym list
  • What is a Project?
  • Rules for Successful Projects
  • The presentation: About Project Management
  • Exercise: Test yourself
  • Optional: Starting a New Project
  • Mini Quiz


Module 3: Project Management Life Cycle

  • Initiation
  • Planning
  • Execution
  • Monitoring and Controlling
  • Closing
  • The presentation: Project Cycle Management
  • Mini Quiz


Module 4: About Projects 

  • The Project
  • Project, Portfolio, Program
  • Why do Projects Fail?
  • Stakeholders
  • Video: The Sixth Sense of Project Management
  • Video: The Expert
  • Goals and Objectives
  • Examples of Goals and Objectives
  • Optional: Project Proposal template
  • Video: Build a Tower, Build a Team
  • The presentation: Project Cycle Management
  • Mini Quiz

1 week

8 hours of effort


Progress at your own speed

FREE for KosLift students

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