Project Management for Pima County [4 hours]


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Project Management for Pima County

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 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.


This course is for Pima County employees only.


If you are paying for someone else to attend, please include their name, email, and phone information in the “Order Notes” section when you are entering billing information.


Where is this course offered?


These sessions for Pima County personnel will be provided at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ.  The address is 310 S Williams Blvd, Suite 160, Tucson AZ 85711


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.


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.


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
  • 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
  • Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
  • Collecting progress information
  • Adjusting the plan
  • Project closure
  • Common project pitfalls


PDF Course Description


Project Management Introduction (4 hours) course outline, suitable for saving or printing.


Additional information

Start Date

Nov 21st: 8:00am-12:00am


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