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.
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?
What is Project Management?
Collections of Projects
What’s Driving the Need for Project Management?
The Project Management Institute
Predictive Project Life Cycles
Iterative/Incremental Life Cycles
Adaptive Life Cycles
Project Management Process Groups
PM Knowledge Areas
The Project Manager
Project Management Office (PMO)
A Basic Approach the Project Management
Why Some Organizations Struggle to Implement Project Management
Project Benefits Management Plan
Course Content – Day Two
Organizational Process Assets
Enterprise Environmental Factors
Project Management Team
Project Manager Competencies
Leadership and Management
Politics and Power
Project Integration Management
Project Management Plan
Performance Measurement Baseline
Develop Project Management Plan
Manage Project Knowledge
Monitor & Control Project Work
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
Project Stakeholder Management
Plan Stakeholder Engagement
Stakeholder Engagement Plan
Course Content – Day Three
Project Scope Management
Plan Scope Management
Project Scope Statement
WBS: Rolling Wave Planning
WBS: The 100% Rule
WBS: Control Accounts
WBS: Planning Packages
Project Schedule Management
Plan Schedule Management
Schedule Network Templates
Internal versus External
Mandatory versus Discretionary
Leads and Lags
Estimate Activity Resources
Information System (PMIS)
Estimate Activity Durations
Common Estimating Themes
The Importance of Total Float
Positive Total Float
Negative Total Float
CPM: Different Kinds of Float
CPM: Near Critical
Agile Release Planning
Control Schedule: Agile
Work Performance Data
Progress Collection Considerations
“Actuals” Collection Strategies
50/50 Progress Reporting Rule
Keys to a Successful Status Meeting
Status Meeting Agenda
Typical Status Meeting Topics
Course Content – Day Four
Earned Value Management
Planned Value (PV)
Earned Value (EV)
Actual Cost (AC)
Project Cost Management
Plan Cost Management
Cost Estimating Software
Activity Cost Estimates
Project Funding Requirements
Common Budgeting Problems
Project Quality Management
Prevention over Inspection
Cost of Quality (COQ)
Mutually Beneficial Partnerships
Quality versus Grade
Precision versus Accuracy
Quality and the 12 Agile Principles
Plan Quality Management
Cause and Effect Diagrams
Project Resource Management
Plan Resource Management
Organization Breakdown Structure
Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)
Team Development Stages
Conflict Resolution Techniques
Personnel Assessment Tools
Team Performance Assessments
Plan Communications Management
Communications and Agile
Course Content – Day Five
Project Risk Management
Overall Project Risk
Stakeholders and Risk
Risk and Agile
Plan Risk Management
Risk Breakdown Structure
Assumption and Constraints Analysis
Risk Register and Risk Report
Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
Probability and Impact Assessment
Impact Rating Table
Assessment of Other Risk Parameters
Plan Risk Responses
Contingent Response Strategies
Strategies for Overall Project Risk
Contingency Reserve Calculation
Implement Risk Responses
Project Procurement Management
Contract Life Cycles
Buyers and Sellers
Contracts and Contracting Terms
Agreements and Risk
The Procurement Process
Procurement and Agile
Plan Procurement Management
Fixed Price Contracts
Time and Material (T&M)
Contract Types and Risk
Source Selection Analysis
Procurement Management Plan
Statements of Work (SOW)
Terms of Reference (TOR)
Contractual Terms and Conditions
Independent Cost Estimates
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Early Contract Termination
Seller Performance Evaluation Documentation
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