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Private - Introduction to Project Management (1 Day)
About course

This 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 project charter, work breakdown structure, schedule and risk register. This course will start with a discussion on key project management definitions, knowledge areas, lifecycle models and processes. Best practices for launching a project, preparing a project plan and managing changes will be reviewed. The best practices covered in this course will help you successfully apply project management to projects.

Who should attend

This course is designed for people new to project management. This includes newly appointed project managers; project team members, clients and management who wants to understand how to successfully apply project management to projects.

Course features

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic elements of project management
  • Prepare a Project Charter 
  • Create a work breakdown structure for a project
  • Develop a simple project schedule using a bar chart schedule
  • Prepare a risk register for a project
  • Manage project changes 
Course outline

Module 1: Project Management Fundamentals 

  • Growth of Project Management
  • Key Project Management Definitions
  • Project Management Knowledge Areas
  • Project Life Cycle Models 
  • Project Processes
  • Role of the Project Manager


Module 2: Project Initiation 

  • Project Charter 
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Exercise 1: Identify and Analyze Stakeholders 


Module 3: Planning the Project 

  • Work Breakdown Structure  
  • Exercise 2: Prepare WBS
  • Schedule Development
  • Exercise 3: Prepare Project Bar Chart Schedule  
  • Project Risk Management 
  • Exercise 4: Prepare Risk Register 
  • Project Communications 


Module 4: Managing and Closing the Project

  • Tracing Project Performance
  • Integrated Change Control
  • Discussion: Decide on Change Order Resolution
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
  • Project Closeout and Acceptance
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 PMI® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) --Fifth Edition:

• Integration Management
• Scope Management
• Time Management
• Cost Management