Project Management Fundamentals Course


Project management is being increasingly recognized as a vital skill-set for many management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”. This course provides in-depth, practical, project management training. You will discuss projects from your own organization, and review tools and templates we use every day to manage real projects.

Who should take this Project Management Skills for Success course?

This course is for existing project managers who are interested in learning more about formal project management techniques, and anyone who is interested in becoming a project manager.

Where is this course offered?

The Project Management Skills course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.

Project Management Skills Course Details

Length: 40 hours.
Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
Texts: Participants receive a copy of Project Management Institute’s PMBOK® Guide, and a course participant’s manual/binder.
Format: Classroom. No computers required.
Prerequisites: None.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course you will be able to:
Understand the language and structure of the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge.
Discuss the advantages of different life cycle approaches.
Understand the value of project charter documents.
Identify and engage stakeholders more effectively.
Consider the impact of the environment or context in which your projects occur on your planning processes.
Develop work breakdown structures to better define your project and reduce the likelihood of missed scope.
Develop network diagrams that model how your project will be executed.
Schedule your project and identify the critical path.
Use various tools and reports to improve project communications.
Add resource and cost information to your plans.
Run better project status meetings.
Better estimate your project costs and durations.
Identify, prioritize, respond to, and manage, project risks.
Track issues and action items in a more systematic manner.
Update your project plans on a regular basis.
Measure how your project is progressing.
Document procurement options and contract types.
Work with schedule delays and modify your project plan appropriately to minimize their impact.

Course Content – Day One

Approach to Course
The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®)
What is a Project?
Project Creation
What is Project Management?
Collections of Projects
What’s Driving the Need for Project Management?
The Project Management Institute
Predictive Project Life Cycles
Phase Gates
Iterative/Incremental Life Cycles
Adaptive Life Cycles
Project Management Process Groups
Progressive Elaboration
PM Knowledge Areas
The Project Manager
Organization Structures
Project Management Office (PMO)
Project Sponsors
A Basic Approach the Project Management
Why Some Organizations Struggle to Implement Project Management
Business Cases
Project Benefits Management Plan
Project Charter

Course Content – Day Two

Organizational Process Assets
Enterprise Environmental Factors
Project Stakeholders
Project Team
Project Management Team
Program Manager
Portfolio Manager
Project Manager Competencies
Strategic/Business Management
Leadership and Management
Politics and Power
Project Integration Management
Assumption Log
Project Management Plan
Performance Measurement Baseline
Develop Project Management Plan
Project Documents
Issue Log
Manage Project Knowledge
Explicit Knowledge
Lessons Learned
Tacit Knowledge
Knowledge Management
Information Management
Monitor & Control Project Work
Variance Analysis
Change Management Plan
Four Types of Change Requests
Configuration Management Plan
Perform Integrated Change Control
Change Management Process
Change Control Boards
Close Project or Phase
Final Report
Project Stakeholder Management
Identify Stakeholders
Stakeholder Register
Stakeholder Stake
Stakeholder Analysis
Power/Interest Grid
Stakeholder Cube
Salience Model
Plan Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Active Listening

Course Content – Day Three

Project Scope Management
Product/Project Scope
Plan Scope Management
Collect Requirements
Requirements Documentation
Traceability Matrix
Define Scope
Project Scope Statement
Create WBS
WBS: Rolling Wave Planning
WBS: Checklist
WBS: The 100% Rule
WBS: Control Accounts
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This course is presented live online in an interactive format over five consecutive days.

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