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Project Management Skills for Non-Project Managers [Online]

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From managers to staff members, the need to assume leadership responsibilities for projects is always needed, regardless of your job title. This course will teach you how to make a meaningful contribution by leading others through the stages of planning, executing, and completing a project.


This course is intended for a wide range of managers and staff members who need to successfully manage small to medium-sized projects.


There are no prerequisites for this course.


Planning the Project

  • Define the Project Requirements
  • Definition
  • Criteria for Judging a Project
  • Stages of the Project
  • Create Your Project Plan
  • Schedule
  • Benchmarks
  • Team Development
  • Milestones

Implementing the Project Plan

  • Execute the Project Plan
  • Kick-Off Meeting
  • Delegation
  • The Limitations of the Project-Management Role
  • Monitor the Progress of the Project
  • Time-Management Tools
  • Checkpoints
  • Performance Gaps
  • Common Performance Problems
  • Negotiate for Success
  • Red Flags
  • Troubleshooting
  • Escalation
  • Evaluate the Process
  • Close-Out Meeting

course info

Course ID: CA-1007
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 4 hours

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 4 0 0
PgMP 4 0 0
PfMP 0 0 0
PMI-ACP 0 0 0
PMI-SP 1 0 0
PMI-RMP 0.5 0 0
PMI-PBA 0.5 0 0

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 4CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 0.5 RUs
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 4 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 4 Learning Credits