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Fundamentals of Project Management Program

1 full day  |  .7 CEUs

Project Management is an in-demand skill set and one of the fastest growing professional disciplines in North America. This project management program will provide you with working knowledge of the basics of project management and its processes.

Program Description

This one-day program covers the following:

~ Project Management Foundations
This segment introduces the basic concepts of project management and provides an overview of some of the tools and techniques from the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Other areas covered include the project life cycle, organizational and environmental influences on projects, the five required project process groups, and the multi-dimensional nature of project management.

~ Project Management Process Groups
This segment addresses the five process groups of project management and practical techniques to apply Project Management methodology to any work environment. The process groups discussed include:
  • Initiating Process – Focuses on those processes performed to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project by completing a Project Charter and obtaining authorization to start the project or phase while ensuring the project is in line with the organizations Strategic Objectives.

  • Planning Process – Defining the scope and objectives of the project and developing the course of action required to meet these objectives is the focus of this process. Knowledge areas that will be discussed include, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communications management, risk management and procurement management.

  • Execution Process – Those processes that need to be performed to complete the work defined in the project management plan will be presented, along with techniques and tools on how to ensure project objectives are met.

  • Monitoring and Controlling Process – Techniques and processes will be shared to ensure concise tracking of the progress of the project is maintained to ensure the performance objectives defined in the project management plan are met.

  • Closing Process – Focuses on the processes to be performed to finalize all activities across all project management process groups to formally close the project or phase.

Learning Outcomes

Participants in this program will:

~ Determine whether their planning is for a project, a program or a routine
~ Identify the customer and stakeholders in their project
~ Write a scope statement clearly identifying the objective of their project
~ Analyze the steps needed to actually carry out the project
~ Create a workable plan to ensure the successful completion of their project
~ Understand how to control and manage their project to completion


This program is designed for individuals that have not been exposed to Project Management and desires to learn the fundamentals or any individual that finds themselves exploring the many career opportunities and wishes to understand if Project Management is for them before committing to gaining a PMP® Certification.

Program Dates / Locations

Program Fee

Fee of $495 includes tuition, instructional materials and lunch


Kim Caruthers, PMP

Kim Caruthers, PMP, has over twenty years of experience in project management across multiple industries including transportation, education, telecommunications and technology. She has a BFA from Florida State University and an MBA from Florida International University. Kim has been teaching project management for sixteen years, and was certified to teach "Leadership for Strategic Execution"; a course within the Stanford Advanced Project Management (SAPM) program. She taught this program on site for companies such as IBM, Cisco, Visa, and Google.

Kim is currently the Centric Consulting South Florida Practice Lead. Prior to this Kim served as Director of Program Management for CSX Transportation, a Fortune 500 company. Kim was also Director of Operations for Kaplan University where she oversaw the development of a new online marketing product. As a consultant, Kim has been Project Manager for Cayman Airways, and project manager for the merger of two Caribbean airlines. Kim also served as Director, Operations Systems for Spirit Airlines, where she developed the first published guide for corporate project management best practices, including a methodology and a training program. Clients have included organizations such as Nortek, CSX Transportation, American Express, Ryder, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, FPL, Puerto Rico's Hacienda (tax authority), McKesson HBOC and the U.S. Southern Command headquarters.

Course Customization

Using core programs, we can customize the material to fit your corporate training needs. With our extensive resources and program facilitators, we will design a program that is tailored to fit your specified objectives and requirements.


In order to participate in any Hudson Center program, registration and payment in full is required at least one (1) business day prior to the start date of the program. Participants are strongly urged to register as early as possible in order to guarantee a seat as class size is limited and enrollment is on a space-available basis.

Register online:
Register by phone: Call us at 800.672.7223, ext. 25161 or 954.262.5161
Register by e-mail: Download registration form and send as an attachment via e-mail to
Register by fax: Download registration form and send via fax to 954.262.3188
Register by mail: Download registration form and send via mail to
Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314

We accept the following forms of payment: check (payable to "Nova Southeastern University") and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express). Payment arrangements must be made for your registration to be considered complete.

Substitution, Cancellation, Fee and Transfer Policies

We realize that occasionally you need to cancel your registration. You can substitute another individual in your place at any time prior to the first day of a program.

If you wish to receive a credit toward a future program: we will allow you to transfer you registration to a future date of the same program you are enrolled in currently, provided we receive written notice two weeks prior to the start date of the class you are currently registered in. You are permitted to re-register only one time.

If you wish to receive a refund: written cancellations received 30 calendar days before a program begins will be issued a full refund, less a $150.00 processing fee; written cancellations received 6 to 29 calendar days prior to the start of a program will get 50 percent of the registration fee refunded. We apologize but we cannot provide a refund if we receive your written cancellation in five or fewer business days prior to the start of the program.

In the event of non-payment, the responsibility for any fees incurred in collecting the payment is the responsibility of the customer.

Fees and dates are subject to change without notice.

Contact Information

For additional program information, please contact us at:

Hudson Center of Entrepreneurship and Executive Education
H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue, Carl DeSantis Building, Suite 2088
Fort Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314
Tel: 954.262.5161
Toll Free: 800.672.7223, ext. 25161
Fax: 954.262.3188

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