Project Management Overview Training

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Course Description

This one-day course covers everything project participants, sponsors, stakeholders and managers will need to know in order to understand and participate in the project management process. Participants will learn the significance of effective project management and how their role can affect future project management results; various tools, techniques and processes necessary for sound project management; which areas can benefit from best practice principles; and what it takes to build and be part of a world-class project management team. PDUs: 7
Course Length: 1 Days
Course Tuition: $390 (US)



Course Outline


1.  Project Management Concepts

Workshop Logistics

How to Get the Most Out of This


Workshop Objectives

Workshop Contents


2.  Project Management Concepts

Project Management in the Enterprise



Projects and Sub-Projects

Project Management Offices (PMOs)

So What is Project Management?

The Project Management Process

Rolling Wave Planning

Project Phases

Project Lifecycle

Rolling Wave Planning

What Defines a Successful Project?

The Project Management Triangle

Critical Success Factors

The Project Manager’s Skills and


The Project Manager’s Role

The Project Participants

The Project Sponsor

The Stakeholders

The Project Team

The Project Environment

3.  The People Side of Project Management

The People Side

The Social Style Model

The Social Style


The Communication Process

Virtual Communications   

4.  Initiating the Project

Project Initiation

Defining Need

Defining Feasibility

Demonstrating Need and Feasibility

Identify Stakeholders

Project Charter

Project Description

Project Purpose

Project Objectives

Project Requirements

Triangle Flexibility 

5.  Planning the Project

Why Do You Plan?

Components of the Project Management Plan

Project Scope

Project Scope Statement

Project Deliverables





Project Management Overview

Plan Procurements

Characteristics of an Effective Project Plan

The Investment of Planning   

6.  Decomposition Using a Work

Breakdown Structure

Project Decomposition

Decomposition Using a Work

Breakdown Structure

Benefits of the Work Breakdown Structure

Work Breakdown Structure hierarchy

Work Breakdown Structure Format

WBS Template

WBS Graphic Conventions

Activity Definition


7.  Estimating

Estimating Accuracy

Effort, Duration, and Cost

Methods for Estimating Effort 

8.  Sequencing and Scheduling

Determining Sequence and Schedule

The Network Diagram



Establishing the Network Diagram

Critical Path

Gantt and Bar Charts

9.  Risk Management

What is Risk?

Elements of Risk Management

Risk Identification

Qualitative Risk Analysis

Quantitative Risk Analysis

Risk Response Planning

Responses for Negative Risk

Responses for Positive Risk and Opportunity

Risk Management Method

Risk Management Worksheet 

10.  Executing the Project

Project Execution

Guidelines for Executing a Project Phase

Project Kickoff

Tracking Progress via Status Reports

Pitfalls of Project Execution    

11.  Monitoring & Controlling the Project

Project Control

Key Control Activities

Planning versus Monitor and Control

Prerequisites for Effective Monitoring

and Control

Taking Corrective Action

To Manage Risks

To Manage Quality

To Shorten the Project Duration (Time)

To Reduce Costs

To Accommodate Increasing Scope

Pitfalls to Project Control

12.  Closing the Project


Lessons Learned

13.  Summary and Conclusion

Critical Success Factors

Project Management Functions


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