This course introduces you to industry-standard project management practices, including the phases of project management and useful strategies that keep a project on track. Industry standard terminology is explained the four phases of project management are detailed. The course ends by describing a communications plan for the project.
Please note: While this course can be taken alone, we recommend that you take it as part of the more comprehensive Capital Improvement Program course of study.
If you complete the Certificate course of study, you will receive:
- Individualized feedback from course instructors.
- A completion certificate from Indiana University.
This course is self-paced, allowing learners the flexibility to complete the course as quickly or slowly as they need. While exploring course content, learners can investigate topics in greater detail through enrichment activities that link to real-world examples, original source materials, and policy documents. Learners can easily move from section to section as they navigate through the course, revisiting concepts as needed.
Elements of the course:
- Informational text
- Interactive practice activities
- Learn More opportunities
- Supplemental reference materials
- Portfolio assignment (if taking as certificate program)
- Final assessment
After completing all course activities, you will complete a brief assessment to demonstrate your understanding of key course concepts. Upon successful completion of the assessment, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
- Basics of Project Management
- Applying Project Management Concepts to Capital Improvement Projects
- Creating a Communication Plan for Capital Projects
Be able to:
- Define a Project
- Define Project Management
- Apply basic principles of Project Management to Capital Improvement Projects
- Complete a Capital Improvement Project Plan
- Create a Communication Plan
The course will be most beneficial for those new to parks and public lands facility management or for those who wish to advance their career in this field. To complete the portfolio pieces successfully, it is recommended that you have access to a parks or public lands facility. Capital Improvement Program course of study.