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008-Foundations of Project Management - Streaming Video Course

By: Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Jeffrey K. Pinto, Ph.D.

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
008-Foundations of Project Management  - Streaming Video Course

Even the smallest projects are multifaceted these days and the large projects are more complex than ever. Managing these projects requires a professional who is specially trained and equipped with the tools to meet the expectations of regulators, owners and the public. This course, lead by a world-renowned authority on project management, was created to give construction and design professionals the tools and understanding needed to be a successful Project Manager. Foundations of Project Management is the first in a series of project management courses offered by SunCam and Dr. Jeffrey Pinto of Penn State University.

Course Topics and timeline:

  • 0:05:30 Introduction
  • 0:28:15 Why Project Management
  • 0:38:15 Project Scope Management
  • 0:32:00 Risk Management
  • 0:42:00 Basics of Planning and Scheduling
  • 0:22:00 Project Tracking and Control
  • 0:29:00 Project Close-out
  • 0:10:00 Time allowance for test
  • 3:27:00 Total Contact Time
  • 3:20:00 Contact time required for 4-PDH

The objective of this course is to equip project personnel with the skills to:

  • Control and assure the quality of the work product
  • Anticipate the perils that will threaten the project
  • Coordinate the work of the various disciplines involved in producing the project
  • Apply the resources that are needed at the various stages of the project
  • Control project costs and schedule in order to meet the owner's requirements
008-Foundations of Project Management - Streaming Video Course
Daryl Worley
12/29/2018
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Dr. Pinto presented the information in a manner that was easy for me to follow.
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Brad
12/28/2018
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Thought the course was generally solid, however; there were a few slides included that were not a part of the streaming video content. Didn't impact m ability to complete the course / test but was curious about what additional content may have been left out of the streaming video.
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Angelo Speno
12/12/2018
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I enjoyed this course.
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MMoore
10/03/2018
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Excellent course. Densely packed with helpful explanation of fundamentals of PM.
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Lynn Allen Pipkin
09/29/2018
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Very well presented.
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D. Martin Leckie
06/19/2018
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I think the course is very valuable and informative. It probably addresses larger projects for larger companies more so than smaller ones, but it is beneficial either way.
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Susan Bodmann
04/26/2018
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Dr. Pinto explains the processes of Project Management in a clear, understandable way using examples and real world applications.
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Mitch Riley
02/20/2018
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IN terms of Engineering Project Management, not a very practical, or useful course. Unfortunately not very "real life" lessons were in this course, or much of anything a project manger could use in his/her daily routine!
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Frank Kennedy, P.E.
06/13/2017
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Course is confusing. I would not recommend.
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Robert Doster
05/09/2017
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One of the best CE courses I have taken through SunCam. Dr. Pinto knows his stuff, presents it well, using examples of real projects
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Engineer
02/28/2017
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Video is a great learning resource. Recording see student questions or discussions on video lectures also would be useful.
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Jason Chaikin
11/03/2016
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This course was a good base for any engineers who is moving into management.
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Gt
11/02/2016
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Good review on project management
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Foundation of Project Mgmt.
F. Constantine
06/11/2016
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This intro course was delivered very well and as a full lecture. Very insightful, allowed for further in-depth research of topics introduced. Test touched on the pertinent aspect of basic PM knowledge.
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MOHAMAD TRABOULSI
04/08/2016
Excellent introduction to Project Management
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Anonymous reviewer
01/18/2016
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Everything else was great except Probability Area in the Course needs to be explained more.
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Pravinchandra K. Gandhi
01/17/2016
It is presented very well By Dr. pinto in a clear and concise manner. He has done an excellent job.
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anonymous
07/19/2015
Very thorough. Presentation and slide quality is excellent.
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N. Houldson
06/07/2015
The instructor of this course provided a clear, concise presentation of project management fundamentals. Numerous examples were articulated to illustrate the key points. The only issue I had was that a few slides in the handout document were not shown or discussed in the video - perhaps they were removed from the video on purpose but inadvertently left in the handout? That confused me a bit. Overall, however, this was a very good course.
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anonymous
02/22/2015
Great Class. Very applicable for construction projects
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nikki
12/28/2014
This a a very comprehensive course on the basics. I kept replaying portions over and over. This course was very beneficial to me.
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Good PM overview
anonymous
12/19/2014
The video was great and the slides will be good material for reference in the future.
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Gasser Douge
11/18/2014
Great review for Project Managers.
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anonymous
07/25/2014
this is a very helpful course to project managers. especially construction projects.
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anonymous
02/08/2014
Course was a good overall look at Project Management. It was well written (narrated) and examples were useful.
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anonymous
02/07/2014
Good course that helps clarify, identify and organize issues that can occur during a project.
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Larry Hatley PE
02/03/2014
One of the best presentations for the money that I have taken.

I am looking forward to future programs. Test was relevant and appropriate to the material.
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anonymous
09/07/2013
It was very helpful to have the slideshow in printable format.
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anonymous
08/30/2013
System was easy to use. Course was comprehesive. Test was reasonable and a good representation of the content.
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Neville Motashaw
07/22/2013
Very concise and complete course. It covered all fundamental aspects of project management. I recommend this course for all engineers getting in to Project Management.
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a good foundation
anonymous
04/23/2013
This is not a COMPLETE project management course, but the foundation is set.

I found it most helpful to understand what the programs such as MS Project are doing, along with strategies to use in managing a project.
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anonymous
02/25/2013
VERY GOOD---I'D SAY A 4.5; TOOK AWHILE AND RELOOKING AT TWO ITEMS-----YOU[ THE STUDENT] NEED TO WALK THRU THE FORWARD PASS AND BACKWARD PASS SEVERAL TIMES TO GET THE PICTURE ; SIMILAR WITH THE EARNED VALUE TABLE---IT HELPS TO PHYSICALLY WALK THRU THE STEPS WITH PROF. PINTO.
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Terry L. Giles
02/24/2013
Very well done. Requires thought and watch/listen to the presentation, not just review the slides.
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Rick
02/20/2013
good course of project management fundamentals. Instructor held my interest in a less than exciting topic.

Streaming online video used up a lot of my daily web access allowance -- maybe a less intense option could be made available
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Beth Doty
02/16/2013
Very thorough and informative. Provided down to earth, experience-based descriptions of "how projects evolve" and how they can be effectively, pro-actively managed from a number of perspectives (e.g. structure, time prediction, cost and schedule monitoring, closeout). I found the early termination portion particularly enlightening. I don't usually have to consider this aspect (in construction), but can understand (now) how it could be a step to be considered for some project types.
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Richard B. Votapka
01/15/2013
Overall, I think the course was excellent. I particularly liked the sections on the Gantt Chart and Earned Value Management and hope to implement them sometime in the future.

In regard to the slides that can be downloaded, I have three suggestions as follows:

1. The first slide should read "Foundations of Project

Management" as that is the complete and proper title for the

course.

2. In the "Project Scope Management" section, under the "Problem

Statements" slide, "Goals and objects" should read "Goals and

objectives".

3. The last slide under the section "Project Scope Management" is

shown as "Project Closeout." Since Dr. Pinto did not cover

this slide under "Project Scope Management" during his

lecture, shouldn't this slide be better placed under the

section entitled "Project Termination" adjacent to the slide

entitled "Elements of Project Closeout Management" ?
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anonymous
01/09/2013
The course flowed well through the PM processes. Good refresher course or starter course.
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anonymous
01/07/2013
The course slides link did not match the lecture slides presented.

SunCam Comment: The slides were reduced to plain text for compactness.
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anonymous
12/22/2012
The Instructor was very methodical and concise. He made very good use of the time avaiablbe. The eplanations were very clear and the examples were very realistic and practical. A few typos here and there but the instructor was very well prepared.

Overall very good tempo and very basic

Good Job!!
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Excellent Overview of Fundamentals for PM's (PE's)
anonymous
05/23/2012
The course was well presented by the speaker and well supported by the presentation slides. I wish that I had this information when I first started out many years ago. The network explanation and examples were excellent. However, there was a slide "Duration Estimation Methods that was addressed but the following slide had a two question assignment that was not explained or answered in the video regarding Task S-Z, Predecessors, a b c. Again, this presentation was very well done and practical/useful/applicable for this industry.
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Excellent, but some slides were not addressed.
anonymous
12/02/2011
Dr Pinto did not address some of the sldies during his lecture. Never-the-less, it was excellent and very informative, and incredibly convenient!
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David Colson
09/12/2011
This course was well organized and well presented. The slides were very helpful and the speaker was interesting.
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