How To Take This Class

Course Overview

Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry's best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, students will be better prepared to initiate a project in their organization and position it for success. In this Project Management Training course, students will identify effective project management practices and their related processes.

Course Prerequisites

Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects is beneficial but not required.

Course Audience

This Project Management Training course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices will benefit from this course.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
  • Describe the Project Management Lifecycle
  • Identify Project Team skills
  • Identify Project risks
  • Create a Project schedule
  • Determine Project Costs
  • Execute a Project plan
  • Track Project progress
  • Close a Project

Course Duration

1 Day

Course Outline

  1. Getting Started with Project Management
    • Describe a Project
    • Describe the Project Management Life Cycle
    • Identify the Role of a Project Manager
  2. Initiating a Project
    • Determine the Scope of a Project
    • Identify the Skills for a Project Team
    • Identify the Risks to a Project
  3. Planning for Time and Cost
    • Create a Work Breakdown Structure
    • Sequence the Activities
    • Create a Project Schedule
    • Determine Project Costs
  4. Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control
    • Analyze the Risks to a Project
    • Create a Communication Plan
    • Plan for Change Control
  5. Managing a Project
    • Begin Project Work
    • Execute the Project Plan
    • Track Project Progress
    • Report Performance
    • Implement Change Control
  6. Executing the Project Closeout Phase
    • Close a Project
    • Create a Final Report