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Project Management: A Financial Perspective - v11 (Course Id 1959)

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Author : Jae K. Shim, Ph.D., CPA
Course Length : Pages: 94 ||| Review Questions: 59 ||| Final Exam Questions: 45
CPE Credits : 9.0
IRS Credits : 0
Price : $80.95
Passing Score : 70%
Course Type: NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry
Primary Subject-Field Of Study:

Management Services - Management Services for Course Id 1959

Description :

This course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the applications and importance of Project Management.  You will learn how to assess a project with respect to time, costs, and resources in order to effectively and efficiently reach your goals.  You will become familiar with the five processes involved in Project management – Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing on time and within budget-- Project Integration, Project Scope, Project Time, Project Cost, Project Quality, Project Human Resources, Project Communications, Project Risk Management, and Project Procurement – that are essential to being an expert Project Manager.  This course follows for the most part the framework within the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The material, however, places a financial focus on projects as a way to accomplish desired changes in the enterprise in a coordinated and predictable way for favorable outcomes. Topics covered include economic feasibility study, life-cycle costing, target costing, and earned value analysis. Through better project management, you can reduce or eliminate failed projects and reduce the costs associated with successful ones, increasing enterprise effectiveness in providing the maximum value to shareholders.

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Release : 2021
Version : 1.0
Prerequisites : None.
Experience Level : Overview
Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed.
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Advance Preparation : None.
Delivery Method :
Intended Participants : Anyone needing Continuing Professional Education (CPE).
Revision Date : 21-Feb-2022
NASBA Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase and with a minimum passing grade of 70% or better to receive CPE credit unless otherwise noted on the Course History page (i.e. California Ethics must score 90% or better). After logging in click on the Course History links on your My Courses page for the Begin date and Expire date for the Final Exam.
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NASBA QAS - Text - Technical - NASBA Registry - 1959

Keywords : Management Services, Project, Management, Financial, Perspective, v11, cpe, cpa, online course
Learning Objectives :

Chapter 1
Overview of Project Management

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize what project management is and the steps involved in managing a project.
    2. Recognize what the PMI is and what they do.

Chapter 2
Planning and Controlling Projects

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Identify attributes of an effective project manager and project teams.
    2. Recognize key components of planning and controlling a project, such as responsibilities, schedules, and performance.
    3. Identify the purpose of project scorecard metrics.

Chapter 3
Project Management Concepts and Process

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the relationship between project phases and project life cycle.
    2. Identify the documents and roadmaps used during a project.
    3. Understand when stakeholders have the greatest influence on a project.

Chapter 4
Using the Work Breakdown Structure to Plan a Project

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize key aspects of the work breakdown structure (WBS) for planning a project.

Chapter 5
Project Scheduling

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Identify key terms and tools used in project scheduling.
    2. Recognize the PERT/COST and the Critical Path Method (CPM).
    3. Recognize the concept of crashing.

Chapter 6
Project Control and Evaluation

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize the characteristics of a project control system.
    2. Identify what the project reviews should do.

Chapter 7
Project Control Using Earned Value Analysis

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize budgeting aspects of the project management process.
    2. Calculate variances using the earned value analysis.
    3. Recognize how project costs can be analyzed using EVA.

Chapter 8
Life-Cycle Costing and Target Costing

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize where major project costs occur and why a life-cycle costing approach is appropriate for project costing.
    2. Identify the target costing process for a new product.

Chapter 9
Economic Feasibility Study for a Capital Investment Project

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Identify types of capital budgeting decisions.
    2. Recognize several techniques for evaluating projects.
    3. Recognize how the time value of money affects project costs.
    4. Identify the effect of Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS) on capital budgeting decisions.

Chapter 10
Managing Project Risks

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Identify the goal of project risk management.
    2. Recognize some risk analysis tools for project management.

Chapter 11
Project Communication and Documentation

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:
    1. Recognize key documents and reports used in project management communications.
Course Contents :

Chapter 1:    Overview of Project Management

Learning Objectives

The Steps in Managing a Project

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

Chapter 1 Review Questions

Chapter 2:    Planning and Controlling Projects

Learning Objectives

Key Questions to Ask

Conducting the Initial Meeting

Assembling the Project Team

Obtaining Senior Management Support

Developing a Feasible Budget

Detailed Time-Schedule Preparation

Project Scorecard

Terminating the Project

Chapter 2 Review Questions

Chapter 3:    Project Management Concepts and Process

Learning Objectives

Project Life Cycle

The Project Management Process

Benefits of Project Management

Chapter 3 Review Questions

Chapter 4:    Using the Work Breakdown Structure to Plan a Project

Learning Objectives

A Simple Example

Guidelines for Developing the WBS

Uses of the WBS

Consensual Estimating

Improving Estimating Ability

Chapter 4 Review Questions

Chapter 5:    Project Scheduling

Learning Objectives

Project Scheduling Models

Gantt Charts

Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)

Rules of Network Construction

Summary of PERT Procedure

Steps to be Followed in Determining the Critical Path

The Critical Path Method (CPM) Model:  PERT/COST

Normal Solution

Crash Solution

Determination of Minimum-Cost Crash Solution

Management Use of CPM

Software for Project Management

Selecting Project Management Software

Chapter 5 Review Questions

Chapter 6:    Project Control and Evaluation

Learning Objectives

Characteristics of a Project Control System

Project Review Meetings

Project Evaluation

Purposes of Project Evaluation

Conducting the Project Process Review

The Process Review Report

Critical Success Factors

Chapter 6 Review Questions

Chapter 7:    Project Control Using Earned Value Analysis

Learning Objectives

Why Do Some Projects Overrun The Budget?

Project Budgeting and Cost Estimates

How Do You Prepare Project Budgeting?

Cost Control

Managing Cash Flow

Project Management Software

Chapter 7 Review Questions

Chapter 8:    Life-Cycle Costing and Target Costing

Learning Objectives

Cost Reduction

Whole-Life Product Cost

Role of Target Costing

Life-Cycle Budget

Does the Product Add Value to the Company and to Your Customer?

Target Costing

Chapter 8 Review Questions

Chapter 9:    Economic Feasibility Study for a Capital Investment Project

Learning Objectives

Types of Investment Projects

Features of Investment Projects

Understanding the Concept of Time Value of Money

How Do You Measure Investment Worth?

How Do Income Taxes Affect Investment Decisions?

How Does MACRS Affect Investment Decisions?

What to Know About the Cost of Capital

Economic Feasibility Study for an IT Project

Time Value Tables

Chapter 9 Review Questions

Chapter 10:    Managing Project Risks

Learning Objectives

Timeline Risks

Buffer Management

Budget Risks

Portfolio Risk

Risk Analysis Tools for Project Management

Using Software to Assist in Project Risk Management

Chapter 10 Review Questions

Chapter 11:    Project Communication and Documentation

Learning Objectives

Personal Communication


Effective Meetings



Project Documentation and Controlling Changes

Chapter 11 Review Questions


The Project Management Institute (PMI) and Certifications


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