Course: Project Management Fundamentals

When it comes to complex technology projects, the challenges of scope, budget, vendor relations, ROI, timelines, change management, and resources can be overwhelming obstacles to success. Nonprofits often have limited capacity to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate projects.

Learn how you can overcome those obstacles and successfully take on complete complex projects. This course will help you ask the hard question that is critical to any project’s success: What problem are you solving?

Once you’ve established that a project is worth taking on, we’ll guide you through a sample project charter. The project charter is a guide to important questions to be addressed at the beginning of a project and serves as a reference point throughout. Finally, we’ll look at some of the tools and techniques you can use as a project manager to help a well conceived and planned project stay on course through completion.

Learning Objectives
You will be able to…

  • Evaluate whether a project is worth doing in the first place.
  • Understand how to use a framework to set up a project for success.
  • Identify appropriate tools and techniques for ongoing successful project management.

Course Timeline

Course Timeline
Course readings and pre-course quiz are available Sunday and due before the live event.
The live event takes place Wednesday at 11am PST (recording will be available shortly after).
Homework is due the following Sunday. Faculty provide feedback within a week.

Professional Credential Units
In addition to our own Nonprofit Technology Professional Certificate, NTEN is an approved provider for a number of other professional credentials programs. This course qualifies for the following credits.

NTEN Professional Certificate 1 | CFRE 3 | CAE 1.5

Speaker: Joshua Peskay
Joshua is one of the leaders of RoundTable and is often the first person you’ll talk to if you want to start working with RoundTable. He's been helping nonprofit organizations improve their use of technology since the early 1990s and has worked with literally thousands of nonprofits. He specializes in helping organizations be strategic about their technology and make smart choices about services, security, support, and management.