Concepts of Project Management

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  • 1.4 CEU/14 PDU/Credits/Units
  • MDP105CCourse 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 basic project management concepts and essential techniques. 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 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

  • An understanding of key project management definitions, concepts, and terms
  • An appreciation of the numerous roles and responsibilities of the project manager, and the characteristics project managers must possess
  • The ability to differentiate the relationships among project management, program management, and portfolio management, and how each relates to organizational project management (OPM)
  • An understanding of the dynamics of the project environment, including life cycles, stakeholders, and organizational influences
  • The ability to apply project management tools and techniques to create a variety of essential project management deliverables

What you will learn

  • Project Management Framework – as described in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)
  • Project Integration Management – how to create a project charter and relate it to the business case and stakeholder expectations
  • Project Scope Management – how to effectively gather and document requirements; how to define the total scope of a project; how to develop a work breakdown structure (WBS) based on the project scope statement and requirements documentation
  • Project Time Management – how to create a project schedule network diagram using the precedence diagramming method; how to develop a project schedule using the critical path method
  • Project Cost Management – how to estimate the cost of project activities and develop a cost performance baseline
  • Project Quality Management – how to plan quality into a project
  • Project Communications Management – how to define a communication approach based upon stakeholder information needs
  • Project Risk Management – how to identify and assess project risks; how to develop appropriate risk responses; how to develop a risk register
  • Project Stakeholder Management – how to identify project stakeholders and assess their impact and influence; how to develop management strategies for effective stakeholder engagement
  • Project Manager Skills Assessment – how to assess your level of project management skills and identify the most important areas for further skill development, based on individual and organizational needs

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

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 Two

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

Module 6: Monitoring and Controlling Process Group

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

Module 7: Closing Process Group

  • Overview of the Closing Process Group
  • Project Integration Management

Module 8: Assessing Project Management Skills

  • Project Manager Skills

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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