Best Practices for Project Management Success | RITx on edX

Learn how to create an organizational environment that supports project success.

About this course
Project management plays a key role in supporting a business’s success. In this project management course, you will learn what’s required from an organization for projects to excel.

You will learn how to turn project management principles and theory into practice. The course will cover:

project management methods and best practices
project portfolio management
the project management office
Six Sigma
corporate culture and organizational behavior
project management leadership
The course will utilize case studies and examples from companies to help students sharpen their project management skills to recognize and implement an environment that supports success.

First, we will cover the basic organizational and leadership elements required to provide a successful environment for all projects to succeed.

Second, we will cover the necessary organizational support structures and methods that enable project management and project managers to deliver results to the business and to the customers they serve.

Finally, we will explore the challenges of specific types of projects such as projects in crisis, global projects and managing a portfolio.

This course is part of the RIT Project Management MicroMasters Program that is designed to teach the importance of the organizational and leadership characteristics for the success of projects. In order to qualify for the MicroMasters Credential, you will need to earn a verified certificate in each of the three courses as well as pass a capstone exam.

What you’ll learn
How to achieve success in project management
Best practices in organizational and leadership characteristics
How to overcome challenges of specific types of projects

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