Project Management Introduction [1 day]

4.90 out of 5 based on 20 customer ratings
(20 customer reviews)


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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, WA, (which also serves Seattle, 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.


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 the projects when they are underway.
  • Present a more organized and professional management style.
  • Have more success completing your projects on time, and to budget.
  • Waste less time and money fighting fires.
  • 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.
  • Prerequisites:  None.


Project Management Intro Course Content


  • What is a project ?
  • What is project management ?
  • Who is the Project Management Institute ?
  • Areas of project management
  • Project balance
  • The role of the project manager
  • Organizational considerations
  • The Basic Project Management Process
  • Project charters
  • Project scope
  • Work Breakdown Structures
  • Managing change
  • Network Diagrams
  • Estimating durations
  • Scheduling – ES, EF, LS, LF
  • The importance of Total Float
  • Issues management
  • Risk management
  • Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Collecting progress information
  • Adjusting the plan
  • Project closure
  • Common project pitfalls


Intro to Project Management PDF Course Description


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



Additional information


Bellevue, WA, Tucson, AZ, Grand Cayman

Start Date

February 22nd, 2018, February 23rd, 2018, May 4th, 2018, May 5th, 2018, May 7th, 2018, July 16th, 2018, July 31st, 2018, September 17th, 2018, September 22nd, 2018, November 13th, 2018, November 19th, 2018

20 reviews for Project Management Introduction [1 day]

  1. 5 out of 5

    John F:

    Good examples. One on one learning. Great content.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Mark M:

    Excellent instruction taught at just the right level of complexity.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ric H:

    Great class!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Bryce K:

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

  5. 5 out of 5

    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.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Ben K:

    It was very interesting

  7. 5 out of 5

    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

  8. 5 out of 5

    Marco M:

    Informative to a high degree

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tia P:

    Well organized. Good team breakouts.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Joy O:

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

  11. 5 out of 5

    Vince R:


  12. 5 out of 5

    Marlon B:

    Very knowledgeable instructor.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Crosby S:

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

  14. 5 out of 5

    Edward M:

    Instructor was very knowledgeable and inclusive.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Brent S:


  16. 5 out of 5

    George I:

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

  17. 5 out of 5

    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!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer R:

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

  19. 5 out of 5

    Marie B:

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

  20. 5 out of 5

    Diane G:

    Thank you! Very useful and helpful!

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