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Private - Project Management Overview (3 Days)
About course

This 3-day course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of modern project management by following a case study from project initiation to completion. The case study provides attendees the opportunity to practice using key project management best practices including a project charter, stakeholder analysis, work breakdown structure, schedule, risk management plan and communications plan. This course also covers business case fundamentals, project selection, and success criteria for the product and the project. Advanced topics covered in this course include the use of earned value analysis and quantitative risk analysis techniques. Attendees will also deal with project changes and risk events for the case study. Key project management concepts will be emphasized using a jeopardy game for the final course review.

The best practices covered in this 3-day course will prepare you to immediately start implementing the principles and techniques of modern project management on your projects, including advanced techniques such as earned value analysis and quantitative risk analysis.

Who should attend

This course will benefit people who are looking for more experience in the fundamentals of modern project management, including the use of advanced techniques such as earned value. Potential attendees include project managers, project team members, functional managers, and other individuals involved with the planning, implementation and control of projects.

Course features

This practical course emphasizes fundamentals of modern project management within the organizational, cultural and economic environment of today’s business world. Through instruction, dialog and real-world examples and exercises, upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophy of modern project management
  • Create a basic project management plan
  • Prepare a business case for a project including success criteria
  • Manage project changes and risk events
  • Use earned value analysis for project control
  • Integrate the basic functions of project management throughout a project life cycle
Course outline

Project Management Fundamentals

  • Definitions and Roles
  • The Project Management Body of Knowledge
  • Project Life Cycles and Processes

Project Initiation

  • Initiation and Selection
  • Business Case Fundamentals
  • The Project Charter and Scope Statement

Planning the Project

  • Project Requirements
  • Scope Definition & Management
  • WBS, Estimating, and Scheduling
  • Risk Management and Communications

Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling the Project

  • Project Procurement
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  • Project Control using Earned Value Analysis
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Risk Monitoring and Control

Project Close-out

  • Project Closing and Acceptance
  • Archives and Lessons Learned
Course information
Duration: 21 hours
Earn: 21 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):

  • Project Integration Management 
  • Project Scope Management 
  • Project Time Management 
  • Project Risk Management 
  • Project Communications Management 
  • Project Cost Management 
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Resource Management