Project is a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result. Project management is "the application of knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements". Breaking down a big project into small, manageable and action-oriented steps adds value and benefits organizations and to all the team members involved. Ability to manage time, organize and prioritize is very important when leading teams. Project management is a growing career path that is highly rewarding and most organizations receive real benefits from it. Benefits include better control, better customer relations, increase in projects return on investment, etc. This course provides the foundation for successful project initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and terminating within the realm of practical applications. The course uses real-world examples and identifies common mistakes and pitfalls in project management. In accord with the established and common project management standards (PMBOK), topics covered include project chartering, scooping, estimating, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, tracking and controlling, and closing. The Microsoft Project software is utilized for project management.