Project Management Training Courses

Project Management Fundamentals

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  • 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDI123Course Code
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Course description

Project Management Fundamentals is a 2-day action-learning course of instruction led by a Certified facilitator in a formal classroom environment. It is designed to provide personnel with a broad understanding of the project management principles, concepts, tools and techniques applied across the organization, along with the global standards from which they are derived.

The primary objectives of Project Management Fundamentals are to 1) empower personnel with the vocabulary, knowledge competencies and basic performance competencies necessary to intuitively understand and function at a high level in their project supporting roles and 2) to organize and execute their own day-to-day work in a more efficient manner using modern project management concepts and methods.

Project Management Fundamentals employs effective accelerated adult learning techniques (addressing visual, auditory and kinesthetic learning styles) to ensure each student succeeds at a high level. The 2-day agenda is action-oriented and fast-paced, allowing students to learn-by-doing in a simulated project environment. Course exercises begin on the morning of day-1 with students organized in simulated Project Teams (Integrated Product/Project Teams - IPTs) initiating a hands-on project. The course proceeds with student IPTs planning the project, executing the project, monitoring/controlling the project, then formally closing the project. The last exercise at the end of day 2 requires each student IPT to prepare and present their project’s final lessons learned.

The simulated project involves the planning and construction of a fictitious United Nations ‘SSRV’ prototype vehicle (actually a scale model comprised of approximately 200 pieces). The planning team achieving the highest profit wins a $1B contract to manufacture the UN’s inaugural fleet of SSRV vehicles.

Who should attend

All personnel whose work directly or indirectly supports projects (including entry-level project/program managers) and all personnel who can improve the efficiency of their day-to-day work by applying modern project management concepts and methods.

What you will achieve

  • Greater confidence in defining, planning, and managing projects
  • Deeper understanding of core project management competencies
  • Build a project management plan with your project team in a simulated project environment
  • Practice applying project management skills
  • Increased effectiveness and efficiency

What you will learn

  • Global Project/Program Management Standards
  • The five process groups and ten knowledge areas as defined by A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • How to build a world-class project management plan
  • Using Scope, Cost, and Schedule baselines as a means of evaluating project progress and incorporating Earned Value measurement
  • Writing clearly defined project statements
  • Clarifying project objectives with measurable outcomes
  • Avoiding potential problems through planning and communication
  • Evaluating the project’s success and lessons learned
  • Clarifying roles and responsibilities to improve team performance and accountability
  • Building, motivating, and leading a high performing project team
  • Communicating effectively with your team, management, and clients
  • Creating effective written communications for your projects
Day One
  • Opening Remarks and Housekeeping Items
  • Project Management Global Standards (Lecture/Discussion)
  • The Project/Product Life Cycle Concept (Lecture/Discussion)
  • Life Cycle Management (Lecture/Discussion)
  • Initiating the Project (Lecture/Discussion)
  • IPT Exercise 1 (Developing a Project Charter)
  • Planning the Project (Lecture/Discussion)
  • IPT Exercise 2 (Performing a Stakeholder Analysis)
  • IPT Exercise 3 (Developing a Project Scope Statement) /li>
  • IPT Exercise 4 (Creating a WBS)
  • IPT Exercise 5 (Developing a Network Logic Diagram)
  • IPT Exercise 6 (Developing a Risk Register)
  • IPT Exercise 6 Continued (Developing a Risk Register)
  • IPT Exercise 7 (Developing the Cost Baseline)
Day Two
  • Day 2 Opening Remarks, Housekeeping Items, Questions
  • 815 IPT Exercise 8 (Developing a Communications Management Plan)
  • IPT Exercise 9 (Developing a Schedule Baseline)
  • IPT Exercise 10 (Project Change Control)
  • IPT Exercise 11 (Managing People)
  • IPT Exercise 12 (Developing a Project Management Plan)
  • Executing, Monitoring and Controlling the Project (Lecture/Discussion)
  • IPT Exercise 13 (Project Kickoff/Launch Meetings)
  • IPT Exercise 14 (Project Execution)
  • Closing the Project (Lecture/Discussion)
  • IPT Exercise 15 (Final Results)
  • IPT Exercise 16 (Lessons Learned)

This course is currently not scheduled. To be notified of the next available date, provide us with your information. Or, if you have a group to train, contact us to learn more about bringing this course onsite to your location:

Call: 1.800.288.7246 (US ONLY) or +1.978.649.8200


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