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.
Where is this course offered?
We are not currently providing this course 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.
By the end of the course you will be able to :
- Understand the different areas of project management.
- Understand how the different areas of project management are interrelated.
- Understand the language and structure of the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge.
- Understand the value of project charter documents.
- Consider the impact of the environment or context in which your projects occur on your planning processes.
- Develop work breakdown structures to better define your projects.
- Develop network diagrams that model how your project will be executed.
- Schedule your project and identify the critical path for your project.
- Use various tools and reports in improve project communications.
- Run better project status meetings.
- Better estimate your project durations.
- Identify, prioritize, and manage, project risks.
- Track issues and action items in a more systematic manner.
- Update your project plans on a regular basis.
- Measure how your project is progressing.
- Work with schedule delays and modify the project plan appropriately to minimize their impact.
- Length: 16 hours.
- Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
- Texts: Participants receive a copy of PMI’s PMBOK®Guide, and a course participant’s manual/binder.
- Format: Classroom. No computers required.
- Prerequisites: None.
- What Is Project Management ?
- The Project Management Institute (PMI)
- PMBOK®Guide Knowledge Areas
- Project Life Cycles
- Process Group Descriptions
- Project Balance
- The Role Of The Project Manager
- Organizational Considerations
- The Role Of Project Sponsors
- A Simplified Project Management Process
- Assembling The Team
- Project Stakeholders
- Stakeholder Management
- Keeping Stakeholders Involved
- Defining Project Objectives
- Project Charters
- Defining Project Scope
- Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
- Network Diagrams
- Estimating Durations
- The Importance Of Total Float
- Gantt Charts
- Phase-Exit Reviews
- Tracking Issues And Action Items
- Project Risk Management
- Risk Identification
- Risk Analysis
- Risk Response Planning
- Publishing The Plan
- Collecting Progress Information
- Keys To A Successful Status Meeting
- Meeting Notes
- Analyzing Current Status
- Fast Tracking And Crashing
- Adjusting The Plan, And Managing Project Change
- Change Management
- Close Project
- Portfolio Management
- Project Communications Management
- Project Management Software Packages
- Common Project Pitfalls
- Further Reading
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