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Project Management Fundamentals


This workshop covers the full complement of sub-plans, methods and procedures that span the typical project life-cycle from initiation to project close. It is designed to give the participant the skills and tools to consistently be an effective project manager. Participants will examine the role of the project manager and their involvement in managing the life-cycle of a project through defining task, time management, scheduling, and resource allocation. Each of the ten PMI Knowledge Areas will be covered in the modules that will be presented to the workshop participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe project planning concepts
  • Identify and assess project requirements
  • Create a work breakdown structure
  • Perform stakeholder analysis
  • Develop a communication plan
  • Employ risk analysis techniques
  • Apply quality management techniques
  • Discuss project metrics
  • Manage project execution and control
  • Identify project close procedures
  • Launch a project

Topics & Content

  • Life cycle phases
  • Project management vocabulary
  • Stakeholder management grid
  • Communication plan
  • Requirements management
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Precedence diagramming
  • Project Network
  • Critical path and "crashing"
  • Schedule development
  • Risk analysis and management
  • Quality management tools
  • PM metrics, tools and techniques
  • Project delivery and control
  • Project close best practices
  • Case study and other exercises

Course Information

Course Code: PM102
Duration: 3 days
Targeted Audience: Novice project managers and anyone interested in PM

  • CBRN - 21 CEU(s)
  • NASBA - 24 CPE(s)
  • OPM - 21 CLP(s)
  • PMI - 21 PDU(s)
  • SHRM - 21 PDC(s)

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