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Project management is being increasingly recognized as a vital skill-set for many management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”. This course provides a solid, applied, project management introduction. You will discuss projects from your own organization, and review tools and templates we use every day to manage real projects.
Who should take this Introduction to Project Management course?
This course is for anyone interested in learning about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers, contracting officers, and senior managers.
Where is this course offered?
The Project Management Introduction course is offered on an open-enrollment basis at our Project Management Education Center in Bellevue, WA, (which also serves Seattle, Redmond, Renton, Everett, Federal Way, and Tacoma), as well as at our Project Management Education Center in Tucson, AZ (which also serves the Greater Phoenix area, Oro Valley, and Sierra Vista / Fort Huachuca), and other select locations such as Grand Cayman. We also provide it on an on-site basis anywhere in the world.
Intro to Project Management Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to :
- Understand more about project management.
- Produce better project plans.
- Reduce project risk.
- Capture the complexity of your projects.
- Stay on top of the projects when they are underway.
- Present a more organized and professional management style.
- Have more success completing your projects on time, and to budget.
- Waste less time and money fighting fires.
- Utilize a project management concept known as “float” to better manage your projects.
Project Management Introduction Course Details
- Length: 8 hours.
- Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
- Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual.
- Format: Classroom. No computers required.
- Prerequisites: None.
Project Management Intro Course Content
- What is a project ?
- What is project management ?
- Who is the Project Management Institute ?
- Areas of project management
- Project balance
- The role of the project manager
- Organizational considerations
- The Basic Project Management Process
- Project charters
- Project scope
- Work Breakdown Structures
- Managing change
- Network Diagrams
- Estimating durations
- Scheduling – ES, EF, LS, LF
- The importance of Total Float
- Issues management
- Risk management
- Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
- Collecting progress information
- Adjusting the plan
- Project closure
- Common project pitfalls