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Project Management Fundamentals

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Course Objectives

Research has consistently demonstrated that when clear goals are associated with learning that the learning occurs more easily and rapidly. With that in mind, let’s review our goals for today.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define projects, project management, and project managers
  • Identify the importance of the PMBOK and PMI
  • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
  • Describe the triple constraint
  • Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
  • Create key project documents, including the statement of work, project planning worksheet, and project charter
  • Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources

Who Should Attend

Welcome to the Project Management workshop. In the past few decades, organizations have discovered something incredible: principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success. As a result, many employees are expected to understand project management techniques and how to apply them to projects of any size.

This workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Experience Required

No Experienced Required.

Course Syllabus

Module One: Getting Started

Workshop Objectives

Pre-Assignment Review

Module Two: Key Concepts (I)

What is a Project?

What is Project Management?

What is a Project Manager?

Module Three: Key Concepts (II)

About the Project Management Institute (PMI)

About the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)

About Prince 2About APM (UK)

The Five Process Groups

The Nine Knowledge Areas

The Triple Constraint

Module Four: Initiation (I)

Identifying Your Stakeholders

Assessing Needs and Wants

Setting a SMART Project Goal

Creating Requirements and Deliverables

Module Five: Initiation (II)

Creating a Statement of Work

Completing the Project Planning Worksheet

Completing the Project Charter

Module Six: Planning (I)

Managing Expectations

Creating a Task List

Estimating Time

Estimating Resources

Estimating Costs

Module Seven: Planning (II)

Building the Work Breakdown Structure

Creating the Schedule

Creating a Risk Management Plan

Creating a Communication Plan

Module Eight: Planning Tools

The Gantt Chart

The Network Diagram

Using a RACI Chart

Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project

Module Nine: Executing the Project

Establishing Baselines

Monitoring Project Progress

Triple Constraint Reduction Methods

Module Ten: Maintaining and Controlling the Project

Making the Most of Status Updates

Managing Change

Monitoring Risks

Module Eleven: Closing Out

Preparing for Closeout

Celebrating Successes

Learning from Project Challenges

Scope Verification

A Final To-Do List

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

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