Introduction to Project Management

Intro to Project Management Fundamentals
Starting a career in Project Management? This workshop introduces you to the principles and practices of structured project management. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to effectively manage projects. You will learn how to build key project planning deliverables including a project charter, a stakeholder communications plan, schedule, cost and a risk response strategy. Class discussion and group exercises will reveal best practices from both the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework. Learn all 10 areas and five process groups of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (Current Edition), established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project-management instruction.

Intro to Project Management Fundamentals

Description

Starting a career in Project Management? This workshop introduces you to the principles and practices of structured project management. You will gain a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to effectively manage projects. You will learn how to build key project planning deliverables including a project charter, a stakeholder communications plan, schedule, cost and a risk response strategy. Class discussion and group exercises will reveal best practices from both the Project Management Institute (PMI) framework. Learn all 10 areas and five process groups of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (Current Edition), established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project-management instruction.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this project management workshop, you will be able to

  • Anticipate and manage the special challenges of projects.
  • Recognize real-world constraints and the dynamics in a project environment.
  • Identify the 10 aspects of a project that must be managed.
  • Describe the many roles of the project manager.
  • Develop a project charter and use the charter as a key political tool.
  • Recognize the components of a complete project plan.
  • Facilitate a breakdown of the work at hand and build a meaningful schedule.
  • Identify, analyze, and prioritize response strategies for project risks.
  • Determine the critical path for a project from its network diagram.
  • Communicate project progress through project variances and corrective action plans.

Class Outline

Session 1:

Introduction to the project life cycle

Introduction to the five process groups

Introduction to the ten knowledge areas

Developing key project deliverables

Formally closing the project

Class Materials

  • Student Slides
  • Class exercise simulating a real project
  • Notebook
  • Highlighters
  • Pencils

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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