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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.