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Project Management Basics

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This 1 day instructor-led workshop is designed to introduce participants to basic principles of project management and proven techniques for success. Core concepts and steps in project management planning help participants understand a big picture view of project management processes. Participants apply these principles and techniques to small sample projects and create links to their own projects.

Workshop Objectives

In this course participants will learn to:

  • Get the project started
  • Develop a list of project activities and determine their sequence
  • Identify key stakeholders and assign responsibilities
  • Define requirements to develop time and cost estimates
  • Create a schedule
  • Plan for risk management
  • Create a plan to meet communication needs
  • Track and manage project progress
  • Close out the project and conduct a post project review


Module 1

Introduction to Project Management

  • What is a Project?
  • Project Management Fundamentals
  • The Project Plan

Module 2

Getting Projects Started

  • Project Initiation
  • Simplified Project Management Processes
  • Summarize the Project
  • Defining Requirements and Scope
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Determining Activity Sequences

Module 3

Responsibilities, Estimating and Schedules

  • Project Responsibilities
  • Project Estimates
  • Estimating Time
  • Estimating Cost
  • Managing Risk
  • Developing a Schedule

Module 4

Project Communications

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Project Communications
  • Finalizing the Project Plan

Module 5

Executing, Controlling, and Closing Projects

  • Project Execution
  • Monitoring &Controlling Projects
  • Change Control Process
  • Closing the Project

Appendix A: Class Activity Materials

  • Sample Case Studies
  • Forms

Appendix B: Resources

  • Project Management Webliography
  • Project Management Bibliography
  • Project Management Certifications
  • Author Biographies
  • Courses Offered


The workshop is intended for project managers, project team members, business analysts, technical specialists, subject matter experts, and other project stakeholders who have had no formal project management training and/or minimal project management experience.

$525.00 List Price

1 Day Course

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