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Project Management Training Course

Project Management

Duration: 4 Days | Price: $2095 | Class Dates:

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Students Will Learn:

  • Identify Project Phases and Parameters
  • Create a Project Charter
  • Specify Project Deliverables
  • Perform Requirements Gathering and Set Project Scope
  • Structure and Sequence Work
  • Perform Resource, Time, and Cost Estimation
  • Manage Risk and Prepare for Setbacks
  • Manage Change Control
  • Identify and Manage Stakeholders
  • Prepare a Project Management Plan
  • Use Monitoring and Variance Control Methods
  • Use Computer Software to Track Projects and Generate Reports
  • Generate Visual Tools and Charts
  • Microsoft Project Fundamentals

Course Description: Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and management using best practices in each phase of the project's life cycle. This course emphasizes practical approaches to effective project management consistent with the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®. The course thoroughly analyzes techniques for dealing with stakeholders throughout the project, managing scope, time, cost, resources, milestones, quality and risk.

Exercises provide practice creating baseline documents, forecasting staff requirements, managing communications, modularizing work assignments, sequencing activities, implementing quality assurance, managing risk, controlling scope, planning procurement and controlling costs.

Students will utilize Microsoft Project as a practical introduction to the use of software tools that are available to assist with creating a project plan, setting up time lines and deliverables, tracking costs, monitoring resources and managing the impact of changes to the plan.

Participants are encouraged to discuss how the concepts and skills can be applied to project work in their application domain.

One source for Project Management certification is the Project Management Institute (PMI). There are numerous requirements needed for certification outside of classroom training. Please visit the PMI website for details on certification and PDU requirements. This class helps towards earning the required project management education hours needed for PMI® certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® as well as earning PDU's required for maintaining PMI certification.

Course Prerequisites: This course is designed for project managers, team members, and senior managers looking to acquire a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process.

Project Management Course Overview:

Project Management Basics And Terminology
  • Project Life Cycle – Planning, Implementation and Control
  • Skills Required for a Project Manager
  • Project Manager's Responsibilities
Initiating The Project
  • Project Evaluation and Selection
  • Identifying Project Phases
  • Planning and Obtaining Funding
  • Identifying Project Stakeholders
  • Building and Sustaining Commitment
Planning Project Work To Meet
Stakeholders' Goals
  • Scope Statement
  • Organizing the Project into Manageable Chunks
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Developing a Flexible Project Management Plan
  • Project Management Software Tools
  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Modularize Work
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Improve Project Design
Human Resource Management
  • Developing a Human Resource Plan
  • Using the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to Identify Team Members Needed for a Project
  • Using Rewards and Recognition to Motivate Employees
Developing Project Schedule, Cost Estimates And Budget
  • Defining and Sequencing Work Activities
    • PERT Activity Sequencing
  • Activity Resource Assessment and Planning
  • Activity Duration Estimates
    • Critical Path Methodology (CPM)
    • Gantt Chart Schedule Development
  • Cost Estimates and Cost Baselines
    • Analogous Cost Estimation
    • Bottom Up Estimating
  • Time Management
    • Sequencing Activities
    • Parametric Estimating
Planning Project Quality, Staffing And Communications
  • Developing the Quality Plan
    • Differences Between Quality and Grade
    • Using Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to Solve Problems
  • Project Team Member Acquisition
  • Developing the Communications Plan
    • Internal Progress Reporting
    • External Marketing Messages
    • Stakeholder Updates
Analyzing Risk And Planning Risk Responses
  • Risk Identification and Management Plan
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Responses
Planning Project Procurements
  • Statements of Work
  • Awarding Contracts
  • Procurement Documentation and Tracking
Managing for Optimal Results
  • Quality Assurance
  • Project Team Management
  • Anticipating and Avoiding Problems
  • Recovering from Setbacks
Monitoring And Controlling Work Toward Deliverables
  • Quality Control
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Risk
  • Avoiding Schedule Slippage
  • Contract Administration
Monitoring And Controlling Project Scope, Schedule And Cost
  • Managing Change Requests
  • Controlling Project Scope
  • Controlling Project Schedules
  • Monitoring and Controlling Project Costs
    • Monitoring Schedule and Cost Variances Using Earned Value Technique (EVT)
  • Project Performance Reporting
Closing The Project
  • Closing Individual Phases
  • Closing Procurements
  • Closing the Project
Using Microsoft Project 2013
  • Creating and Grouping Tasks
  • Scheduling Tasks and Milestones
  • Assigning Resources to Tasks
  • Adapting to New Requirements
  • Cost Analysis Reporting
 

Student Testimonials

"Overall a great class! The instructor's energy and knowledge made the time fly by. I would take a class again in a heartbeat. Thanks!"
– M.D., PreventionGenetics


"The instructor was fantastic. This was the best class I've taken in a long time. She kept my interests without sacrificing content. She knows the material!"
– M.S., Bureau of Labor Statistics


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