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 principles. 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 Project Management Principles 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 Project Management Principles course in our public classrooms, but it is available for clients to schedule as an on-site or online 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 3-day Project Management Fundamentals course or our 1-day Project Management Introduction course.
Principles of Project Management Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to :
- Understand project management best practices vocabulary.
- Discuss the advantages of different life cycle approaches.
- Understand the value of project charter documents.
- Identify and engage stakeholders more effectively.
- 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 project and reduce the likelihood of missed scope.
- Develop network diagrams that model your project.
- Schedule your project and identify the critical path.
- Use various tools and reports to improve project communications.
- Run better project status meetings.
- Better estimate your project durations.
- Identify, prioritize, respond to, 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 your project plan appropriately to minimize their impact.
Project Management Principles Course Details
- Length: 16 hours.
- Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
- Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual/binder.
- Format: Classroom. No computers required for in-person classroom training.
- Prerequisites: None.
- 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 life cycles
- Project balance
- The role of the project manager
- Organizational considerations
- The Project Management Office
- Project sponsors
- The Basic Project Management Process
- Assembling a team
- Stakeholder management
- Project charters
- Phase gates
- Project scope
- Work Breakdown Structures
- Network diagrams
- Estimating durations
- CPM Scheduling
- The importance of Total Float
- Schedule optimization
- Issue tracking
- Risk management
- Risk responses
- Successful status meetings
- Adjusting the plan
- Integrated change control
- Project communications
- Project closure
- Portfolio management
- Why some organizations struggle to implement project management
- Next steps
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