PM Knowledge Modules

Consistent with PMI’s “Talent Triangle”, the thirty Knowledge Modules (KM) are grouped into three categories: technical skills, behavioral competencies, and strategic awareness. Each KM is clearly defined and contains specific teaching topics and three learning outcomes.


30 Modules available

TECHNICAL

Project Management Principles

This module introduces the principles of PM applicable to all projects.

TECHNICAL

Project Phases and Processes

This module provides in‐depth coverage of the project life cycle and PM processes.

TECHNICAL

Project Planning and Integration

Using the project charter and pre‐project data, students learn to develop a project plan.

TECHNICAL

Project Resource Management

This module deals with acquiring and assigning resourcing to projects, and the management of those resources.

TECHNICAL

Estimating Costs

This module provides comprehensive exposure to cost estimation in the project domain.

TECHNICAL

Project Scheduling

This module introduces advanced techniques for planning, managing, and controlling the schedule.

TECHNICAL

Opportunity and Risk Management

This module covers tools and techniques for qualitative and quantitative risk analysis.

TECHNICAL

Plan and Control Quality

This module focuses on all aspects of quality management of the project and includes understanding and evaluating the organization’s quality policies and processes, developing an appropriate quality policy and plan, using quality tools and techniques, and understanding the key processes for measuring and documenting the project’s quality.

TECHNICAL

Procurement and Contract Management

This module includes identifying project needs by using techniques such as a make‐or‐buy analysis, solicitation planning, and determining vendors through the bidding process.

TECHNICAL

Finance and Cost Budgeting

This advanced cost‐management module describes the processes that follow project cost estimation and pricing.

TECHNICAL

Project Scope Management

This module covers advanced topics in managing scope within projects and their context.

TECHNICAL

Project Control

This module introduces advanced topics related to project execution.

TECHNICAL

Business Analysis & Requirements Management

This module covers the essential concepts in the domains of business analysis and requirements management.

TECHNICAL

Project Handover, Closeout, and Reviews

This module introduces the key concepts pertaining to project closeout and completion of projects, including the project audit process.

TECHNICAL

PM Information Systems, and Information Management

The focus of this module is on PM Information Systems (PMIS) and their use.

BEHAVIORAL

Plan, Distribute, and Manage Project Communications

The role of communications in planning and managing projects is covered in this module, which covers communications planning, developing and distributing information, and reporting to relevant parties.

BEHAVIORAL

Project Team Building and Motivating

Building high‐performance teams and motivating them is the topic of this module.

BEHAVIORAL

Project Leadership

The focus of this module is on the key topics required to be an effective project manager, manage stakeholders, and build trust.

BEHAVIORAL

Identifying and Engaging Stakeholders

This module covers the key steps in identifying stakeholders and prioritizing them by power, influence, and interest in the project outcome; then, a strategy is planned and executed to engage stakeholders.

BEHAVIORAL

Project Organization and Context

This module details the relationships between the organizations that host projects and the projects themselves.

BEHAVIORAL

Managing Global Projects

Global projects are inherently complex by nature; language, culture, and logistics are key issues.

BEHAVIORAL

Virtual Project Management

This module deals with the topics of project communication when the project team is geographically dispersed, whether distributed across a single facility or across the globe.

BEHAVIORAL

Ethics and Professionalism

The module covers the importance of ethical considerations in every aspect of a project’s operations and emphasizes how ethics are critical to the successful completion of most projects.

STRATEGIC

Strategic Project Management

This module teaches students the importance of aligning projects with the business strategy.

STRATEGIC

Supply Chain in Projects

Even the simplest projects in most organizations involve complex supply chains and networks.

STRATEGIC

Legal Aspects in Project Management

This module focuses on contracts and procurement. Additional topics, such as labor law, could be covered in lesser detail.

STRATEGIC

Business and Commercial Aspects of Projects

This module covers assorted topics ranging from innovation, strategic alignment, obtaining funding, finance and cost management, and return on investment (ROI) (i.e., making money from projects).

STRATEGIC

Governance in Projects

This module introduces the principles of project governance. Sound governance establishes a good project structure, harmonizes processes and resources, and provides a smooth path to achieve project goals.

STRATEGIC

Agile Project Management

This module covers agile project management methodologies, processes, and roles.

STRATEGIC

Portfolio and Program Management Principles

This module addresses the fundamental principles of managing portfolios and programs.