Project Management Essentials

Duration: 3 days

This course is designed to provide the student with a workable set of techniques and enable them to demonstrate proficiency in Project Management.

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Description

Attendees will be taken through the basic concepts, tools and techniques of Project Management through classroom-delivered theory as well as real world application through drills that allow the student to, right away, see pertinence of the material to their environment as apply it in a way that brings value to the organization.

Outline

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

  • Project Management Basics
  • Factors Influencing a Project

Lesson 2: Launching Projects

  • How Organizations Choose the Right Project
  • Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
  • Identify the Project Scope
  • Prepare a SOW
  • Formally Authorize a Project

Lesson 3: Estimating Project Work

  • Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Top-Down Estimation
  • Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Bottom-Up Estimation
  • Reduce Risks in Project Estimates

Lesson 4: Creating a Project Schedule

  • Illustrate Project Flow
  • Identify Activity Resources
  • Schedule Project Work

Lesson 5: Planning Project Costs

  • Estimate Project Costs
  • Establish the Cost Baseline
  • Reconcile Funding and Costs

Lesson 6: Planning for Risks

  • Create a Risk Management Plan
  • Identify Risks and Their Causes
  • Analyze Risks
  • Develop a Risk Response Plan

Lesson 7: Planning for Quality and Compliance

  • Deliver the Desired Project Results
  • Verify Compliance Requirements

Lesson 8: Managing Human Resources

  • Plan Your Dream Team
  • Put the Team Together
  • Build the Team
  • Manage the Team

Lesson 9: Managing Project Procurements

  • Plan for Project Procurements
  • Obtain Responses from Vendors
  • Choose the Right Vendor
  • Manage Vendors and Procurements

Lesson 10: Managing Change During Project Execution

  • Gear Up for Project Execution
  • Manage Project Changes
  • Monitor the Project Scope

Lesson 11: Monitoring and Controlling Project Schedule and Cost

  • Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
  • Optimize the Project Schedule
  • Monitor and Control Project Costs

Lesson 12: Monitoring Risk and Quality

  • Monitor and Control Risks
  • Put Quality Plans into Action
  • Control Project Quality

Lesson 13: Communicating and Reporting

  • Communicate in a Project
  • Distribute Project Information
  • Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
  • Report on Project Performance

Lesson 14: Closing the Project

  • Hand Off the Project
  • Close Project Procurements
  • Wrap Up a Project

Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent

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