Introduction to Project Management
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 want to understand how to successfully apply project management to projects.

Course features

As a result of taking this course, attendees 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 

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

Module 2: Getting the Project Started 

  • Project Selection 
  • Project Charter 
  • Dealing with Stakeholders
  • Project Communications

Module 3: Uncovering Project Requirements 

  • Why Requirements are Important
  • Definition of Requirements
  • Types of Requirements
  • Eliciting Requirements

Module 4: Defining the Project Scope 

  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • WBS Formats
  • Appropriate WBS Level of Detail
  • WBS Quality Check Items

Module 5: Preparing the Project Schedule  

  • Types of Schedules
  • Defining and Sequencing Activities
  • Estimating Resources, Work and Duration
  • Developing the Schedule

Module 6: Managing Project Risks

  • The Nature of Risk
  • Identifying and Analyzing Project Risks
  • Responding to Project Risks

Module 7: Finalizing the Project Plan

  • Estimating Project Costs
  • Ensuring Project Quality
  • Finalizing the Project Plan

Module 8: Managing the Project

  • Tracking Project Performance
  • Managing Changes
  • Closing the Project

This course is included in the following tracks at a discounted rate if purchased as a part of a track:

Course information
Duration: 7 hours
Earn: 7 PDUs
Delivery Method: On-Demand
Knowledge areas addressed

This course addresses the following Knowledge Areas as defined in the Project Management Institute (PMI)® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide):

  • Integration Management 
  • Scope Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Cost Management
  • Risk Management
  • Communications Management