Project Management Essentials 1 Day

Course Description

Many people are thrust into a Project Management role or are doing their current job but also completing the Project Management function for their business. Others may find themselves unable to control, influence or interface with their teams and projects due to a lack of basic project management knowledge. This course will provide the learner with an understanding of Project Management. This will supply them with tools and techniques they can use to plan the scope and timeline required for their project.
1 day



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course; the participant will

Be able to identify and define the key project phases and stakeholders
Understand all phases of a project
Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
Be capable of using the essential tools and techniques to plan a project
Estimate project resources and schedules
Be able to schedule project tasks and work packages effectively
Be capable of producing and implementing a PM growth plan encouraging continuing further learning
Appreciate what project management can do for the business


The need for project management?
The project life cycle
Key stakeholders
Exercise: Stakeholders
Exercise: Review of well known project failures
What is project success
Your projects
Project management process groups & knowledge areas

Project Initiation/Planning – Scope & Time

Project charters and scope statements
Scope planning
Work breakdown structure - WBS
Exercise: Create a WBS
Exercise: Estimation
Schedule Planning
Network Diagrams - Critical Path Method
Exercise: Critical Path
Fast Tracking


Recap/Q&A session
Transfer to work situation

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