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, introduction to project management. 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, and senior managers.
Where is this course offered?
We are not currently providing our 4-hour Project Management Intro in our public classrooms, but it is available for clients to schedule as an on-site course. Depending on your location, 4 or 5 people might be enough for us to cost effectively bring this course to you. Contact us for more details. You might also be interested in our 8-hour Project Management Introduction.
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.
Intro to Project Management Course Details
- Length: 4 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.
Introduction to Project Management 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
- 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
- Project closure
- Common project pitfalls
- Next steps
Project Management Introduction PDF Course Description
Project Management Introduction (4 hours) course outline, suitable for saving or printing.