Principles & Techniques of Project Management (Virtual)

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  • 6 3-hr sessions (18 hrs.) Duration
  • MDV407bCourse Code
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Course description

This foundation course is a practical, industry standard, hands-on, case study based approach to managing projects that focuses on the principles of project management. It provides practical examples of project planning concepts of scope, budget, schedule development, risk, quality, stakeholder analysis, and change control. This high impact project management course provides an overview of key project concepts and terminology, and helps individuals effectively initiate, plan, execute, monitor & control, and close a project. It also helps develop and improve project management skills for managing current and future projects and is an ideal course for providing immediate implementation of project management knowledge and skills in your work place.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include:

  • Team leaders and team members
  • Functional managers with employees assigned to a project team
  • All professionals seeking to improve their project management skills and knowledge
  • Project managers

What you will achieve

  • Familiarity of the key characteristics of a project in a project-based organization (PBO)
  • Knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a project manager, and the characteristics project managers must possess
  • Ability to apply project management methods in the work place
  • Ability to differentiate the relationships among project management, program management, and portfolio management, and how each relates to organizational project management (OPM)
  • Understanding of the dynamics of the project environment, including life cycles, stakeholders, and organizational influences

What you will learn

  • Project Management Framework – as described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Essentials of creating a project charter and tying it to a business case and stakeholder expectations
  • The process of project planning, beginning with gathering and documenting requirements, progressively elaborating the scope baseline, creating a work breakdown structure (WBS) based on the project charter and project requirements, followed by schedule and cost estimating
  • Key stakeholders – how they are identified, their impact and influence, their roles in a typical project, and the importance of establishing and using a communication plan
  • Project schedule network diagram – how to create precedence diagrams to show task dependencies, determine critical path, and calculate float
  • Project quality and risk – how to plan quality into a project; and identify and analyze risks, develop risk responses, and develop a risk register
  • Skill assessment –assess your current level of project management skills

Course Outline
Day One

Module 1: Project Management Overview

  • Project Management in the Project-Based Organization
  • Organizational Influences
  • Project Stakeholders and Governance
  • Project Life Cycles
  • Project Management Process Framework

Module 2: Initiating Process Group

  • Overview of the Initiating Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
Day Two

Module 3: Planning Process Group I

  • Overview of the Planning Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time Management
  • Project Cost Management
Day Three

Module 4: Planning Process Group II

  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Plan Communications Management
  • Project Risk Management

Module 5: Executing Process Group

  • Overview of the Executing Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management

Module 6: Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

  • Overview of the Monitoring and Controlling Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management

Module 7: Closing Process Group

  • Closing Process Group
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Procurement Management

Module 8: Assessing Project Management Skills

  • Project Manager Skills

For an updated schedule for this course, please call us at 1.800.288.7246 (US) or +1.978.649.8200.