Project Management Essentials

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Course Overview

This course provides you with a foundation in professional project management principles.

Based on the Project Management Institute’s Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK© Guide), you will be taken through the entire project lifecycle and will be introduced to the knowledge areas needed to manage any project effectively.

Using a case study, you will complete the necessary steps to plan a project scope and schedule comprehensively. You will learn how to identify and manage risks and how to manage stakeholder expectations via communication. On completion, you will be familiar with key project management terminology and have the tools and techniques needed to manage your own projects.

For whom is this course suitable?

Individuals who need to strengthen their project management skills. It is especially suitable for people new to Project Management or project Team Members who need to interact more efficiently with the Project Manager and Project Stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and define the key project phases
  • Learn essential project management skills, concepts, tools and techniques
  • Identify project stakeholders and map project deliverables to their needs
  • Define and develop the project scope statement and Work Breakdown Structure
  • Estimate project resources and durations
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
  • Manage the execution of the project and provide status reports to stakeholders
  • Manage and Control any changes required or requested
  • Successfully close out a project
  • Determine what lessons can be learned

Course Content

  • Introduction to Project Management fundamentals
  • Project Initiation
    • Project Charter
    • Identifying stakeholders and their needs
  • Project Planning
    • Scope Statement
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Estimation of Resources and Durations
    • Developing timelines and schedules
    • Plan Communications
    • Risk Management
  • Project Execution
  • Project Monitor & Control
    • Change Control
    • Status Reporting
  • Project Closing
  • Review

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