Project Management Principles and Practices

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.


Course Materials:

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.


Course Credits:

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.


Course Agenda:

Day One

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

Quality Planning

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 Two

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?
Managing Change
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
Changing Responsibilities
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
Knowledge Transfer
Taking Care of the Team

Putting What we Learned to Use—Developing a Personal Action Plan


Course Format:

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.


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