Project Management Essentials 2 Days

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 and supply them with tools and techniques they can use to make a positive impact on their business.
2 Days
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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 including the closing phase
Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
Have a clear understanding of the project management knowledge areas
Be capable of using the essential tools and techniques to plan and manage a project
Set realistic, measurable objectives and ensure results
Be able to schedule project tasks and work packages effectively
Estimate project costs, resources and schedules
Be able to deliver projects on Schedule and within budget and quality constraints
Understand Project Risk, Communications and Procurement
Be able to schedule project tasks and work packages effectively
Be proficient in Monitoring and Controlling project phases and process groups
Understand all phases of a project including the closing phase
Be able to understand and determine the lessons learned from the project
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

Project Monitor & Control

Progress Reporting

Project Risk Management

Risk Planning & Identification
Exercise: Risk Identification
Qualitative Risk Analysis
Exercise: Qualitative Risk Analysis
Risk Response Planning
Mitigation, Contingency
Exercise: Risk Response Planning
Risk Monitor & Control

Project Closing

Lessons Learned


Recap/Q&A session
Transfer to work situation

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