Project Management Introduction [1 day]

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Project Management Introduction Course


Project management is being increasingly recognized as a vital skill-set for many management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”. This course provides a solid, applied, project management introduction. You will discuss projects from your own organization, and review tools and templates we use every day to manage real projects.


Who should take this Introduction to Project Management course?


This course is for anyone interested in learning about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers, contracting officers, and senior managers.


Where is this course offered?


The Project Management Introduction course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue/Seattle, WA, (which also serves Kirkland, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman.  We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world, and online using live instructors.


Intro to Project Management Course Objectives


By the end of the course you will be able to :

  • Understand more about project management.
  • Produce better project plans.
  • Reduce project risk.
  • Capture the complexity of your projects.
  • Stay on top of your projects while they are underway and through completion.
  • Waste less time and money fighting fires.
  • Present a more organized and professional management style.
  • Have more success completing your projects on time, and to budget.
  • Utilize a project management concept known as “float” to better manage your projects.


Project Management Introduction Course Details


  • Length: 8 hours.
  • Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
  • Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual.
  • Format: Classroom.  No computers required for in-person classroom training.
  • Prerequisites:  None.


Course Content


  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • Who uses project management?
  • Who is the Project Management Institute?
  • What drives the need for project management?
  • Areas of project management
  • Project balance
  • The role of the project manager
  • Organizational considerations
  • The Project Management Office
  • The Basic Project Management Process
  • Assembling a team
  • Project charters
  • Phase exit checklists
  • Project scope
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Network diagrams
  • Estimating durations
  • CPM Scheduling
  • The importance of Total Float
  • Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Issue tracking
  • Adjusting the plan
  • Risk management
  • Project closure
  • Common project pitfalls
  • Next steps


Intro to Project Management PDF Course Description


Introduction to Project Management course outline, suitable for saving or printing.



Additional information



Start Date

December 11th, 2020, February 19th, 2021, April 15th, 2021, May 12th, 2021, June 15th, 2021

44 reviews for Project Management Introduction [1 day]

  1. Brandon W

    I really enjoyed this seminar and learned quite a lot about Project Management!

  2. Nicolle S

    Great class! I really enjoyed the Introduction to Project Management class and the additional guidance you provided. I’m seriously looking at getting my CAPM certification!

  3. Juan T

    Great training, good pacing, steady even tone/energy throughout. Good amount of breaks and activities.

  4. Timma G

    Very knowledgeable. Clear in explanation.

  5. Sean B

    Kevin knows his stuff! I found the course very interesting.

  6. Andrew T

    Very well presented material.

  7. Roan T

    Was good basic project management training. Information was useful, which gave you an appreciation of project management.

  8. Francis Z

    I think the training was compressed to one day. Could have been better if it was longer than that.

  9. Jarron Connolly

    Class well worth it.

  10. Melissa D

    Great job. Was very informative and interesting. Instructor kept us engaged.

  11. Babelle B

    Excellent presentation and experience.

  12. Michele A

    Sal is great at incorporating examples from the students into her instruction.

  13. Marques C

    I really enjoyed the course. and discovered new tools that I can implement and share with the company. I can also utilize/practice these tools in becoming a better and more effective project manager and leader. Thanks for your contributions to my success

  14. Sharon T

    I look forward to sending other staff members.

  15. Candace W

    Very knowledgeable presenter who was clear and easy to understand. Exercises were fun, interesting and timely. Worth the day!

  16. Tina C

    Excellent and more practical learning than the other class I am taking with a different company. I believe I have taken away more from this 8 hour session than the other 10 weeks.

  17. Kathryn D

    The course was very useful and interesting. A longer version would be welcomed so more practice exercises could be done.

  18. Daniel G

    Many useful tools. Met my attendance objectives more than I expected.

  19. Sean V

    Very informative. Well presented, good content, and applicable to real world challenges and job specific.

  20. Melissa R

    This was extremely clear and well presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the session and would welcome other future training opportunities.

  21. Julian L

    Excellent day which was well structured.

  22. Lisa M

    Excellent presentation! Facilitator/presenter was very engaging and simplified project management in a way that helped me to better grasp the concepts. The practical exercises were very useful as well.

  23. Grace B

    Well presented, clear and concise.

  24. Wendy M

    Very useful information which I think will help me a lot in approaching various projects. I will be working on managing/coordinating.

  25. John F

    Good examples. One on one learning. Great content.

  26. Mark M

    Excellent instruction taught at just the right level of complexity.

  27. Ric H

    Great class!

  28. Bryce K

    Very helpful high-level introduction to project management that will be a useful tool in budgeting and managing projects here.

  29. James M

    The class made me really appreciate some of our top performing PMs! The class also highlighted a lot of “avoid at all costs” scenarios that seem to be our standard operating procedures.

  30. Ben K

    It was very interesting

  31. Kristin H

    Enjoyed the class. Good real-life examples were provided. Instructor answered questions clearly. The course seemed to wrap everything up well and built to a natural conclusion. The worksheets/exercises were helpful

  32. Marco M

    Informative to a high degree

  33. Tia P

    Well organized. Good team breakouts.

  34. Joy O

    Very good class. Enjoyed exercises. Hands-on learning!

  35. Vince R


  36. Marlon B

    Very knowledgeable instructor.

  37. Crosby S

    Instructor came across very well. Session was very informative. Kept everyone’s attention.

  38. Edward M

    Instructor was very knowledgeable and inclusive.

  39. Brent S


  40. George I

    Great job giving us the structure for project management. Thank you Kevin!

  41. Kevin W

    This course will tremendously assist me in managing the projects in our Spokane location. The tools will be invaluable in helping our team meet the goals and objectives to plan/create/implement the projects. Thanks!

  42. Jennifer R

    Very useful info for the projects I am working on! Quite timely 🙂

  43. Marie B

    Excellent. Thank you – lots of great information. This will be useful information in many areas.

  44. Diane G

    Thank you! Very useful and helpful!

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