Project Management Fundamentals

The course structure effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of useful project management principles, tools, and techniques through applied case study exercises

Overview

The   Project Management Fundamentals is a three-day, instructor-led, training class designed to introduce participants to the basics of the project management discipline.

The course structure effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of useful project management principles, tools, and techniques through applied case study exercises.  The course covers the basics of all project management life-cycle processes including: project initiation, planning, executing, monitoring and control, and closing.

Audience

The course will benefit project managers, team members, functional managers, and other key project stakeholders in any industry.

Length

24 hours

Outline

Introduction to Project Management

  • Definition of a Project
  • Projects vs. Programs
  • Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Management Terminology
  • Triple Constraints

Initiating a Project

  • Project Initiation
  • Evaluation, Selection, and Prioritization
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Project Charter
  • Project Management Organization Types

Planning a Project

  • Scope Planning
  • Scope Decomposition
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Activity Definition
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Activity Duration Estimating
  • Network Diagramming/Critical Path
  • Schedule Compression
  • Resource Planning
  • Cost Estimating and Budgeting

Executing and Controlling a Project

  • Project Communications
  • Budget and Schedule Performance Management (Earned Value)
  • Status Reporting
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Change Control
  • Project Quality Management

Closing a Project

  • Contract Closeout
  • Administrative Closure
  • Lessons Learned
  • Final Reporting