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Project Management Basics


Produce project success using the core principles of project management.

Support senior project leaders or lead smaller scale projects independently by discovering how to best manage project scope, time, costs, teams, and more.

Developed with seasoned environmental project managers, this online course provides an overview of the topics included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) using environmental project examples and scenarios.

Upon course completion, you’ll be able to:

  • Tackle new projects on your own or better support project leaders by understanding the common terminology and core principles of project management
  • Use a comprehensive guide to deal with the fundamentals of project management including scope, time, costs, teams and more
  • Cooperate and collaborate more effectively with other project management staff by understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Build stronger relationships with clients and stakeholders by learning how to best communicate and coordinate expectations
  • Develop a competitive advantage for your organization by delivering client projects on time, on budget and within scope
  • Better utilize staff and resources to achieve the project’s goals

This course also qualifies as prep for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam with the Project Management Institute.

This course is ideal for environmental professionals not primarily trained or educated in project management but who have been elevated into project leadership or critical supporting roles, such as:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Team Leaders
  • Field Staff

This online environmental project management course covers the topics of the official Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It uses engaging videos, practical examples from environmental managers and industry experts and activity workbooks to present the material. The course is presented in two parts and the topics include:

Project Management Basics Part I:

  1. What is Project Management?
  2. What Makes a Good Project Manager?
  3. Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Basics Part II:

  1. Cost Management
  2. Stakeholder Management
  3. Risk Management
  4. Communications Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Human Resources Management

Once you’ve completed the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be printed.

What is the deadline to enroll?

There are no set enrollment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 6 months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You’ll learn practical skills through expert videos, real-life scenarios, workbooks, and more.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You will be able to print a formal Certificate of Completion once you have completed all of the required course topics. This course also counts towards professional development credits for EP Certification.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

The course will take up to 5 hours to complete. You choose the pace and order that you want to complete the course topics.

+ Overview

Produce project success using the core principles of project management.

Support senior project leaders or lead smaller scale projects independently by discovering how to best manage project scope, time, costs, teams, and more.

Developed with seasoned environmental project managers, this online course provides an overview of the topics included in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) using environmental project examples and scenarios.

Upon course completion, you’ll be able to:

  • Tackle new projects on your own or better support project leaders by understanding the common terminology and core principles of project management
  • Use a comprehensive guide to deal with the fundamentals of project management including scope, time, costs, teams and more
  • Cooperate and collaborate more effectively with other project management staff by understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Build stronger relationships with clients and stakeholders by learning how to best communicate and coordinate expectations
  • Develop a competitive advantage for your organization by delivering client projects on time, on budget and within scope
  • Better utilize staff and resources to achieve the project’s goals

This course also qualifies as prep for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam with the Project Management Institute.

This course is ideal for environmental professionals not primarily trained or educated in project management but who have been elevated into project leadership or critical supporting roles, such as:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Engineers
  • Consultants
  • Team Leaders
  • Field Staff
+ Course Topics

This online environmental project management course covers the topics of the official Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). It uses engaging videos, practical examples from environmental managers and industry experts and activity workbooks to present the material. The course is presented in two parts and the topics include:

Project Management Basics Part I:

  1. What is Project Management?
  2. What Makes a Good Project Manager?
  3. Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Basics Part II:

  1. Cost Management
  2. Stakeholder Management
  3. Risk Management
  4. Communications Management
  5. Quality Management
  6. Human Resources Management

Once you’ve completed the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion that can be printed.

+ FAQ

What is the deadline to enroll?

There are no set enrollment dates, so you can start this on-demand course at any time. Once you’ve purchased the course, you’ll have 6 months of full course access.

What is the course format?

This is an online, self-directed course. You’ll learn practical skills through expert videos, real-life scenarios, workbooks, and more.

How will I be recognized once I’ve completed the course?

You will be able to print a formal Certificate of Completion once you have completed all of the required course topics. This course also counts towards professional development credits for EP Certification.

Do I need to buy separate course materials (e.g. textbooks, guides, etc.)?

All of your learning materials are included, so you don’t need to buy anything extra.

How long does this course take?

The course will take up to 5 hours to complete. You choose the pace and order that you want to complete the course topics.