Project Management Essentials

Duration - 2 Days 14 PDUs
Available - On Site at Your Location
This workshop provides a foundation level understanding of project management. Participants are introduced to the Project Management Framework as prescribed by the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge. All project management processes and knowledge areas are covered. Participants are guided by a case study to justify a typical project, develop a charter, define the scope and assess stakeholders. The work breakdown structure (WBS) is developed and used to create a network diagram, estimate duration and create a schedule so that a critical path is identified.  Risk responses are developed along with a communications plan. Participants leave with templates and a plan to “take action”. Course materials comply with PMBOK® Fourth Edition.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for project managers, project coordinators and team leaders responsible for leading, communicating, negotiating, problem solving and influencing the organization. 
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
  • Complete a project justification and scope statement
  • Decompose project and product deliverables while developing a work breakdown structure (WBS) 
  • Assess stakeholder perspectives so that expectations can be managed
  • Create a risk management plan so that high impact, high probability items are proactively managed
  • Utilize the project baseline to execute, control, and closeout projects effectively
  • Conduct an impact analysis so that a change request can be formalized  
Topics Addressed
  • Project Management Introduction and Key Concepts
  • Justifying the project:  Aligning to Business Objectives
  • Project Scope Statement and Charter
  • Project Processes and Knowledge Areas
  • Project Constraints:  Scope, Schedule, Quality, Budget, Resources & Risks  
  • Schedule and Resource Management
  • Controlling and Monitoring 
  • Transition, Close and Lessons Learned