Course Description

Small business management involves overseeing both small and large projects. Not all projects require extensive planning, but project management techniques can help teams of all sizes meet their goals more efficiently. This course introduces fundamental project management concepts, reviews common project pitfalls, and explains the importance of each of the five stages of the project life cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring/controlling, and closing.


Learning Outcome

Explain why project management is important in a small business setting

Describe the stages in the project life cycle

Create documents to initiate a project

Describe the problem of scope creep

Create a project plan

Identify the importance of performance reports and reviews

Explore ways to facilitate communication between project participants

Distinguish between push and pull communications

Explain the importance of monitoring progress, risks, and changes

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Project Management for Small Businesses
Section Schedule
Date and Time TBA
Course Fee(s)
fee non-credit $79.00
Drop Request Deadline
1 day after enrollment
Transfer Request Deadline
1 day after enrollment
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