Project Management for CAPM and Leadership

Hours: 280 / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Open, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $2,995.00

Course Overview:

Learn to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research. This course introduces manual techniques perfected during the past 50 years and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2010. The course's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews.

All course content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the latest fourth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give readers an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose. This course covers the most important project management concepts to master keep learning efficient and focused on business success.

This course includes a 60 day trial version of Microsoft® Project 2010 at no additional cost. The practical use of this key project management application is fully integrated into the course and textbook.

This course prepares you to take the CAPM exam.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define project prioritization, life cycles, and roles
  • Identify the steps involved in developing a project management plan
  • Comprehend methods for assessing project needs, costs, and risks
  • Identify the elements involved in performing projects
  • Define the elements involved in project supply chain management

Looking for ways to make your company great, motivate your employees, and grow profits? Then Leadership & Goal Attainment is the course for you. In the first part of this course you will learn how relational leadership is not just a theory or a buzzword, but a way of managing through relationship-building to bring out the very best in one's employees. You will see how some executives succeeded where others failed and take advantage of those lessons of success to create your own.

Why do some genius-level leaders seem to drain intelligence and performance out of the people around them, while others stimulate, motivate, and get so much more out of their work associates? The second part of this course uses Liz Wiseman’s book to label the former group, people who need to be the smartest person in the room, as diminishers, while the latter are multipliers, people who use their smarts to stimulate and enhance the creativity of the group. This section of the course identifies what is considered the five most important disciplines that help managers to think and act more like multipliers, bringing people together, and giving others on the team more freedom, power, and responsibility, which ultimately generates self-worth and satisfaction. 

The third part of this Leadership & Goal Attainment course will help you with setting and achieving your goals. While it can be difficult to set truly meaningful and motivational goals, it is one of the most essential steps to business success. Even more importantly, setting, working toward and achieving measurable goals is how we all grow personally while contributing to organizational success.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Comprehend the core elements of relational leadership
  • Identify steps involved in creating an enjoyable and effective workplace
  • Identify the types of leaders and the effects they have on a workforce
  • Identify strategies for becoming a multiplier
  • Comprehend the process for effectively setting and achieving goals

Course Outline:

Project Management Module 1
Organizing Projects
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • History of Project Management
  • Understanding Projects
  • Project Selection and Prioritization
  • Strategic Planning Process
  • Portfolio Alignment
  • Securing Projects
  • Organizational Capability
  • Types of Organizational Structures
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Project Roles
  • Chartering Projects
  • Typical Elements in a Project Charter
  • Starting a Project using Microsoft Project
Project Management Module 2
Planning Projects, Part 1
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Develop the Project Management Plan
  • Project Meeting Management
  • Communication Planning
  • Communications Technologies
  • Scope Planning
  • Collect Requirements & Define Scope
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Establish Change Control
  • Scheduling Projects
  • Project Time Management
  • How Project Schedules are Limited and Created
  • Define & Sequence Activities
  • Develop Project Schedules
Project Management Module 3
Planning Projects, Part 2
  • Resourcing Projects
  • Estimating Resource Needs
  • Project Team Issues
  • Project Scheduling Issues & Methods
  • Budgeting Projects
  • Estimate Cost & Determine Budget
  • Project Risk Planning
  • Identify Risks & Risk Analysis
  • Plan Risk Responses
  • Project Quality Planning
  • Development of Contemporary Quality Concepts
  • Core Project Quality Tools
  • Project Kick-Off
  • Baseline and Communicate Project Management Plan
Project Management Module 4
Performing Projects
  • Project Supply Chain Management
  • Plan & Conduct Procurements
  • Contract Types
  • Administer Procurements
  • Improving Project Supply Chains
  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Acquiring & Developing the Project Team
  • Managing Stakeholders Expectations
  • Managing Project Conflict
  • Determining Project Progress and Results
  • Project Balanced Scorecard Approach
  • Internal Project Issues
  • Customer & Financial Issues
  • Replanning if Necessary
  • Finishing the Project
  • Realizing the Benefits 
  • Post Project Activities
Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 1
Relational Leadership
  • Overview of the Relational Model
  • Comparing Leadership Styles
  • Enhancing Your Personal Leadership
  • Exploring and Assessing the Basic Framework
  • Assessment, Compromise, and Focus as Leadership Traits
  • In-Depth View of the Relational Leadership Model
  • Understanding the Core Elements
  • Key Components of a Relational Organization
  • Shifting from Non-Relational to Relational Leadership
  • Adopting a New Style for Dealing with People
  • The Critical Role as Leader
  • Preserving the Organization’s Environment
Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 2
Developing as a Leader
  • Apply Discipline
  • Execute Winning Activities
  • Avoid Shortcuts
  • Manage Risk
  • The Power of Leadership
  • Building on Strengths
  • Applying Your Self-Knowledge
  • Creating a Great Place to Work
  • The Building Blocks of Trust
  • Make Stress a Positive Force
  • The Value of Relationalism
  • Community Leadership
  • The Relational Leader at Home
Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 3
Multiplier versus Diminishers
  • The Multiplier Effect
  • Resource Leveraging
  • The High Cost of Diminishers
  • The Mind of the Multiplier
  • The Five Disciplines of the Multiplier
  • The Talent Magnet
  • Four Practices of the Talent Magnet
  • The Diminishers’ Approach
  • The Liberator
  • Tyrant versus Liberator
  • Three Practices of the Liberator
  • The Challenger
  • The Know-it-All versus the Challenger
Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 4
Becoming a Multiplier
  • The Debate Maker
  • Practices of the Debate Maker
  • Debate Making as Resource Leverage
  • The Investor
  • The Micromanager versus the Investor
  • The Diminishers’ Approach to Execution
  • Leveraging Your Investment
  • Becoming a Multiplier
  • From Resonance to Resolve
  • The Accelerators
  • Sustaining Momentum
  • Genius or Genius Maker
Leadership & Goal Attainment Module 5
Goals and Goal Setting
  • What is a Goal?
  • Goals & Objectives Pyramids
  • Who Sets Goals?
  • The Goal Setting Process
  • Adopt & Adapt the Goal
  • Identifying and Documenting Goals
  • Writing S.M.A.R.T. Goals
  • Goal Development and Planning
  • Action Plans
  • Obstacles to Goal Attainment
  • Goal Achievement
  • Taking Action


CAPM Requirements

To apply for the CAPM, you need to have:

  • A secondary diploma (high school or the global equivalent)

  • At least 1,500 hours experience OR 23 hours of project management education.

System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
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  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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