Fundamentals of Project Management

Note: This course takes place in-person in a classroom setting. If you're looking for the virtual online version of this course, please click here.

Successful organizations and professionals from every field have discovered the power of project management. In this intensive fundamentals course, you will gain the concepts, tools, and techniques to manage a project and a project team. You'll be learning in a team-based environment and practicing valuable project management techniques. You'll walk away from our course with practical tools and skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Project Management: Practical Application course and is recommended prior to the PMP Exam Facilitated Study course. However, if you have formal project management training or education (e.g. college-level project management training or a PMP® certification) the Fundamentals course may be waived, which would allow you to enroll directly in the Practical Application course. Please contact us for additional pre-requisite information.

What you will gain:
  • Understand how project management supports organizational needs.
  • Understand project management fundamentals, including:
    • Key elements of project management
    • The project management lifecycle
    • The five project management process groups
    • The ten project management knowledge areas
  • Understand and demonstrate the common project management tools and techniques

Program outline
The course includes an introduction to the knowledge areas and processes outlined in the PMBOK® (The Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge). The knowledge areas include Project Integration, Scope Management, Schedule Management, Cost Management, Quality Management, Resource Management, Communications Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, and Stakeholder Management.

Fundamentals of Project Management Course Options:
  • Fall and Spring sessions meet Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. for four weeks. These sessions are in-person.
  • 2-day Fundamentals Bootcamp meets 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to give you a head start on completing your certificate.
Online Course Option: 
  • The Online Fundamentals of Project Management meets Mondays and Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. for two weeks, allowing you to fast-track your Project Management Certificate. This session will meet virtually. Click here to register for the online program.

How your organization benefits
Projects are 250% more successful when proven project management practices are used. Set the foundation for project success. Send team members through training to establish shared knowledge, language, and processes.

How you will benefit
Project management skills can help you become more organized and efficient - at work and in your personal life. With smaller budgets, limited resources, and tighter timelines, trained project managers are in demand in every industry and profession.

Who should attend
The target audience for this course is project managers, functional managers in a project environment, and project team members that need to have an understanding of the concepts of project management, the basic tools and techniques used in a project environment, and the basic skills required to effectively manage a project and project team.

The University of Louisville's project management courses are taught by certified Project Management Professionals® who practice project management on a daily basis. Their decades of real-world experience means you learn from world-class instructors with a depth of practical knowledge and tools.

 Session Detail:

Schedule: Every week on Thursday, starting on 08/01/24 and ending on 08/22/24
Eastern Time: 06:00pm-09:00pm EDT

Standard price : $655.00


Name Additional Resources
Chuck Millhollan

Facility Detail

Shelby Campus
Founders Union, Rm 136A
450 N Whittington Pkwy
Louisville, KY 40222
Founders Union, Rm 136A

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 14 days of the start of this session.