Project Management for Life


About this course

Project management is not solely related to a person’s business life but rather everybody’s everyday lives. People’s daily routine includes project management, therefore it is a way of life rather than a way of dealing with your business.

This course explores the field of project management by being an introduction to project management that is used in our everyday lives. It focuses on the phases of project management from initiation up until the closing of the project, to understand the essential principles of project management that can be applied in our everyday lives.

What You Will Learn

  • Develop a good understanding of the project management methodology.
  •  Explain the five process groups that are used to organize and describe the work of the project.
  •  Establish an effective team for the project and define their roles and responsibilities.
  •  Define the project’s charter and scope statement.
  •  Build a project breakdown structure.
  •  Determine the schedule and resources.
  •  Plan the project’s critical path and define critical and non-critical tasks.
  •  Build quality into the project right from the beginning.
  •  Establish proper communication strategies throughout all project phases.
  •  Uncover potential project risks.
  •  Procure products and services.
  •  Monitor, track and report on project progress.
  •  Close out the project.



Edraak, is a massive open online course (MOOC) platform, that is an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation (QRF). QRF is determined to ensure that the Arab world is at the forefront of educational innovation. As such, QRF has capitalized on regional Arab talent to leverage technology developed by the Harvard-MIT consortium, edX, to create the first non-profit Arabic MOOC platform. The new MOOC platform will present the Arab world with unique and vital opportunities that can be part of a necessary revolution in education and learning.

First, the platform will broadcast the best Arab professors to the region, offering original Arabic courses – developed by QRF – to further enrich Arab education. Through its partnership with edX, the platform will also give Arab learners access in Arabic to courses taught and developed at top tier institutions like HarvardX, MITX, and UC BerkelyX. All courses are delivered at no cost to the learner.

Second, QRF envisions the use of the platform to showcase Arab role models by broadcasting short online courses by practitioners and professionals from a variety of fields spanning the arts and sciences.

Finally, QRF believes that the platform will enable the Arab world to take advantage of the international interest in regional affairs to tell its own story to the world. Arab university professors and regional experts can use the platform to give courses in English about the region and its history. This will serve to inform a global audience that is interested in the region’s development.

This course is provided by PMI Jordan Chapter (PMIJO) and its team of volunteers in cooperation with Edraak

ِAbout **PMI Jordan Chapter (PMIJO)**


PMI Jordan Chapter known as PMIJO®, is a component of the Project Management Institute (PMI) – the leading worldwide nonprofit association recognized for establishing project management standards of excellence – and home to members who are interested and working in the project management industry. The chapter was established in accordance with the PMI requirements, to promote the profession of project management for all sectors in Jordan through the various chapter activities, meetings and other educational programs. The chapter was also registered under number 30/848 as a local non-profit association in accordance to the Jordanian laws and regulations on July 15th 2003 . In 2007 the PMI Jordan Chapter was officially chartered by PMI.


Dr. Hazem Zaitoun

Dr. Hazem Zeitoun, brings 25 years of professional experience working in the MENA region, Central Europe and the Far East within different sectors. Hazem received his MBA (Marketing) degree from the University of Huddersfield, UK in 2007. Hazem became a PMP® in 2005, and served as a member of the board of PMI-Jordan Chapter from 2008-2009, and was the President Elect from 2010-2014.Also became PMD Pro1 certified in 2012 Dr. Hazem also served as Regional Engagement Volunteer for PMI Education Foundation (PMIef) for the Middle East Dr. Zeitoun is a full member with the Institute of Management Consultants & Trainers (IMC) since 2007.In addition, Hazem has been serving as a board member of FTF (Free Thought Forum) since 2012, and he is also an alumni of the International Academy for Leadership (IAF)-FNST. Dr. Zeitoun also as an entrepreneur started several businesses in different sectors, and he is the co-founder of Genome Training and Consulting. He is also a certified trainer and consultant by many institutions by International bodies and institutions such as PM4NGOs, Humentum, TSI (True Solutions Inc.), RMCLS (Rita Mulcahy) and several others. Dr. Hazem contributed to the new edition of Project Management for Development Guide and was the translator of the official Arabic version for both the PMD Pro Guide and the Program DPro Guide. Dr. Hazem has a client base from different parts of the world. And his courses were attended by 69 nationalities.

Eng. Feras Diab

Eng. Feras has around 20 years of experience in Consulting and Project Management within the Telecommunication and Software Industries with global and multinational companies in Middle East, Africa, and Asia. He managed tens of large projects and programs and provided consultancy for clients such as the major Telecom Operators, Large Enterprises and Governments around these regions. On academic level, Feras holds a in Computer and Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Jordan. He is certified PMP and Certified TopSIM Trainer in Management and Leadership. Feras is an active leader volunteer and board member with several professional organization such as IEEE and PMI for more than 20 years. Currently he is the Industry Officer in IEEE Jordan Section and the VP of Communication and IT in PMI Jordan Chapter. Feras conducted tens of sessions and workshops in Project Managements, Digital Transformation and IoT topics, he founded several startups and he is currently the founder and the CEO of Converged Technology, a Digital Transformation Enabler, and the Connection of Things, an IoT Consulting and Training company.

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