Project Management Essentials 3 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 to 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.
3 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
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, execute and manage a project


Welcome & Introductions
The need for project management
The project life cycle
Triple constraint & other heuristics
Exercise: Review of well known project failures
PMBOK process and knowledge areas

Project Scope Management

Collect Requirements
Scope definition
Create Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
Exercise: WBS
Scope Verification
Scope Control

Project Time Management

Activity definition
Activity sequencing
Activity resource estimating
Activity duration estimating
Exercise: Estimation
Schedule development
Exercise: Critical path analysis
Exercise: Schedule compression
Schedule control

Project Risk Management

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

Project Communications Management

Identify Stakeholders
Exercise: Stakeholder Analysis
Communications planning
Exercise: Communication Planning
Manage stakeholders
Performance reporting

Project Human Resource Planning

Human resource planning
Manage project team - Virtual Teams

Project Integration Management

Direct and manage project execution
Monitor and control project work
Integrated change control
Close project


Recap/Q&A session
Transfer to work situation

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