Private - Project Management Overview (1 Day)
About course

This 7-hour course provides a brief overview on the fundamentals of project management by following a case study from project initiation to completion. The case study provides attendees the opportunity to prepare key project management documents, including; a stakeholder listing, work breakdown structure, schedule, and risk register. This course will start with a discussion on key project management definitions, knowledge areas, life cycle models, and processes. Best practices for launching a project, preparing a project plan, and managing changes will be reviewed. This course provides knowledge of project management best practices that will help attendees implement the principles and techniques of project management.

Who should attend

This course will benefit anyone looking for a brief introduction to the fundamentals of modern project management. Potential attendees include; project managers, project team members, functional managers, executives, and other individuals involved with the planning, implementation, and control of projects.

Course features

This concise course covers project management best practices. Through instruction, discussion of case studies, and exercises, attendees will be able to:

  • Explain the basic elements of project management
  • Conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Create a work breakdown structure 
  • Develop a simple project schedule 
  • Create a risk register 
  • Manage project changes
Course outline

Project Management Fundamentals

  • Value in Project Management 
  • Key Definitions 
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Life Cycle Models and Processes
  • Organizational Structures for Projects
  • Role of the Project Manager

Initiating the Project 

  • Key Elements of a Project Charter 
  • Stakeholder Identification and Analysis
  • Exercise: Identify and Analyze Stakeholders

Planning the Project

  • The Planning Process
  • Project Requirements
  • Scope Definition Using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Exercise: Develop WBS
  • Schedule Development 
  • Exercise: Prepare Project Schedule
  • Managing Project Risks
  • Exercise: Prepare Risk Register
  • Importance of Project Communications

Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project

  • Tracking Project Performance
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Exercise: Decide on Change Requests
  • Risk Monitoring and Control

Closing the Project

  • Project Closing and Acceptance
  • Archives and Lessons Learned
Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: Virtual or Traditional Classroom
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following knowledge areas of the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Integration Management
  • Scope Management
  • Communication Management
  • Time Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management
  • Stakeholder Management