Fundamentals of Project Management Training in Santa Fe

Enroll in or hire us to teach our Fundamentals of Project Management class in Santa Fe, New Mexico by calling us @303.377.6176. Like all HSG classes, Fundamentals of Project Management may be offered either onsite or via instructor led virtual training. Consider looking at our public training schedule to see if it is scheduled: Public Training Classes
Provided there are enough attendees, Fundamentals of Project Management may be taught at one of our local training facilities.
We offer private customized training for groups of 3 or more attendees.

Course Description

This course covers a wide variety of project management subjects and offers practical application to your current projects. This course is designed to give you a working knowledge of project management. You will be able to use these concepts the very next day on your projects thus giving you the edge over your competition. This course follows the best practices for Project Management as outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) from the Project Management Institute (PMI).
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $790 (US)



Course Outline


1. The Basics

Project Management Institute

PMI Certifications Requirements Summary

Purpose of the PMOK Guide

What is a Project?

What is Project Management?

Project Management Plan

Project Life Cycle

Project Management Processes

Five Process Groups

Nine Knowledge Areas

9 Knowledge Areas vs. 5 Process Groups

Process Group Interaction & Project Phases

Project Selection

Program Management & Portfolio Management

Project ‘Grades’ vs. Level of PM Detail

Project Selection Processes

Basic Project Roles and Responsibilities

2. Project Initiation

Stakeholder Assessment

Project Stakeholders

Project Stakeholder Influence

Project Stakeholder Analysis

Key Decisions and Decision Makers

Scope Statement

Product Scope vs. Project Scope

Needs and Requirements

Difficulty in Defining Needs

Priority of Needs/Requirements

Needs/Requirements Stability

3. Project Planning

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

WBS General Rules

Estimating Resources, Durations, and Costs

Project Estimating

Resource Estimating

Resource Estimating use the WBS

Cost Estimating

Three Types of Cost Estimating

Duration Estimating

Factors that Influence Duration Estimates

Reserve Analysis

Communications Planning

Project Team Development

Staffing Requirements/Resource Loading

Project Kick-off Meeting

Staff Training


Causes of Dysfunctional Teams

Team Expectations/Code of Conduct

The 6 Golden Rules of Meeting Management

Effective Project Manager Traits

Project Management Contradictions

Quality Planning

Cost of Quality

Tools & Techniques

Schedule Sequencing Activity


Work Breakdown Structure

Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)

Dependency Attribute

Activity Sequencing – Lags & Leads

Precedence Diagramming Method Rules

Project Schedule Displays

Risk Management Planning

Risk Identification

Risk Response Planning

Risk Register

Procurement Planning

Contract Types

Contract Types vs. Risk Level

Schedule Development

Critical Path Method

Resource Leveling

Schedule Baseline

Project Management Baseline

4. Project Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Change Control

Project Execution

Monitoring & Controlling Project Work

Execution and Monitoring & Controlling

Schedule Control – Baseline vs. Actual

Earned Value Technique (EVT)

Manage Project Team

Seven Sources of Conflict

Conflict Resolution

Risk Monitoring and Control

Contract Administration

Performance Reporting

Issues Management

Status Review Meetings

Internal Checkpoints and Customer


Integrated Change Control

5. Project Close-out

Contract Close-out (Client and/or Vendor)

Project Close-out

Bookshelving vs. Archiving

Administrative Closure

Project Management Pitfalls

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