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Project Management Learning Objectives

Foundations for Healthcare Course

  • Advocate for a proper project initiation process, including the creation of a Project Charter and the clear definition of project scope
  • Apply tools for identifying, organizing and estimating the project work
  • Deal with Project Risk and apply Risk Mitigation strategies to safeguard the project
  • Identify and include the work needed to account for Risk and resolve Assumptions
  • Appreciate the demands of managing project resources and the implications of different project team structures on resource assignments and scheduling
  • Delegate work, motivate and facilitate professional and personal growth for the Project Team
  • Develop a realistic and defensible Project Schedule, that incorporates the work, work estimates and estimate loading factors
  • Effectively negotiate with Project Stakeholders about everything, throughout the project
  • Understand and employ Product Scope and Quality Management
  • Implement a Change Management and Reporting Plan
  • Communicate effectively with all Stakeholders
  • Track and Report the status of the project and deliverables, for early problem identification and resolution
  • Apply project closing processes and close the project properly
  • Understand the use of project software tools to help plan, schedule and track the project​

Beyond Foundations Course

  • Identify the Stakeholders involved in the creation of Business Requirements and understand their role in the requirements project
  • Understand the origins of Agile and the needs it was born to fulfill.
  • Understand the value and influence of the origins of Agile methodologies
  • Select the appropriate project methodology (Waterfall, Incremental, Agile or a hybrid) depending on the project’s level of maturity and amount of changing requirements and changing technologies
  • Understand the concepts of Business Case, Business Requirements and Functional Specifications (Solutions Requirements)
  • Apply a framework for producing Business Requirements for new and/or improved products​, services, and processes
  • Understand how to apply several tools for creating Business Requirements, e.g., Elicitation Methods, Cross-functional Process Mapping, Fishbone (Ishikawa, Cause and Effect Diagrams), MuSCoW Analysis, Cost Benefit Analysis, Pareto Analysis, ROI, etc.
  • Use tools to capture and analyze the “current-state” (as-is), identify potential problem and opportunity areas, identify disconnects, and perform gap-analysis to develop the business requirements of potential “end-states” (“to-be” states)
  • Understand and address the impact of change on the people, and how this affects the business requirements process.
  • Understand process control and the important difference between Defined and Empirical Process Control.
  • Apply Agile Values and Principles to project management.
  • Understand the framework of the popular Agile practices of Scrum and Kanban
  • Apply Agile methodologies to gathering Business Requirements that express the real needs of the customer (iterative planning, user stories, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog)
  • Apply Agile methodologies to estimate the project work with accuracy, while managing risk and focusing on quality.
  • Understand the principles of tracking and control in Agile projects.​