After attending this course you will be able to…
Understand what is expected of you as a project manager and use that knowledge to plan and manage
all facets of projects.
Course Number: 2033-PM001
Course Length: 2 Days
This Course is Available as: On-site training at your location or online. Online sessions are scheduled for groups at agreed-to times.
All attendees receive a 442-page Schedule Associates exclusive reference manual developed specifically for this course. This comprehensive guide serves as a thorough reference to what was covered in the course.
Who Would Benefit From Attending:
This course is beneficial for those who:
- are or will be responsible for planning and managing one or more projects in the organization
and who have had little or no recent project management training,
- have had prior project management training, but would like a refresher on project management best
- are considering a career in project management who would like a better understanding of project
- manage project managers and want to set expectations for how they should be managing
- work with project managers and would like a better understanding of their role and expectations,
- are interested in developing a common understanding among team members about project management and how it pertains to the workplace.
Attendees will receive credit for 14 contact hours of project management training good toward PMI®‘s CAPM or PMP® project management certification.
PMP®s will receive 14 PDUs good toward re-certification.
Introductions and Course Objectives
Welcome to Project Management!
The Fuzzy Front End–Project Initiation
Case Study—Initial Project Definition
Planning the Project
Exactly What is the Project?—Scope Definition
Case Study—Building the WBS
What is Quality?
QA versus QC
Planning for Testing
How Long Will This Take?—Estimating Work and Cost
Duration versus Work—What’s the Difference?
Types of Costs
Estimating Techniques Introductions and Course Objectives
Day One Review
Building a Schedule and Spending Plan
Project Network Diagrams
What’s my Schedule Telling Me?
When the Schedule’s Not Short Enough
Case Study—Building a Network Diagram
Staffing the Project
Getting Resources for the Project
Keeping Everyone in the Loop—The Communications Plan
Case Study—Assembling a Communications Plan
Risk and Planning for Project Control
The Risk Management Process
What is Change Management?
Executing and Controlling the Project
Are we on Plan?
When the Project isn’t Going According to Plan—Strategies for Project Recovery
Don’t Drop the Ball Now!—Issues in Transitioning to Operations & Support
Demonstrating that Objectives Have Been Achieved
Case Study—Assembling a Support Matrix
Closing Out the Project
What is Project Closeout?
Getting Agreement the Project is Done
Taking Care of the Team
Putting What we Learned to Use—Developing a Personal Action Plan
A mix of group and individual exercises, explanation of concepts on flip charts or whiteboards, and presentations makes this a varied and extensive course.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
“PMI” is a service and trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States of America and other nations. The PMI logo is a trademark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which is registered in the United States and other nations. “PMP” and the PMP logo are certification marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. which are registered in the United States and other nations.