Introduction to Project Management Overview

Become familiar with project management concepts and terminology and equip yourself with the tools to plan the scope and schedule for a project. Assuming no prior knowledge of project management, this course is ideal for the newcomer to the area. You will be provided with an overview of the project lifecycle. You will become familiar with the terminology needed to understand project managers and stakeholders. It will equip you with the tools to start Project Managing small projects. Using a case study, you will identify project stakeholders, develop a project Scope Statement and Work Breakdown Structure. Then, using estimation and scheduling best practices, you will develop a timeline for your project.

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  • Skill Level
    Basic Concepts of Project Management
  • Duration
    • 1 Day
  • Delivery
    • Classroom
    • Online
  • Support
    • Tutor on call
    • Exam simulator
  • Assessment
    • 7.5

Course Description

Upon completion of this course, you will:

  • Master fundamental 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
  • Recognize when to use different estimation techniques and how to leverage existing data
  • Be able to schedule project tasks and develop a project schedule
  • Compress the schedule to meet stakeholders needs

This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone who is new to project management. Typically attendees will have experience working in projects, but are only now at the stage of their careers where they need to manage and control them. It is also very suitable for project team members.


  •  What are "projects"? “Projects versus Operations”
  •  The need for project management?
  •  The project life cycle
  •  Key stakeholders
  •  Exercise: Review of well known project failures
  •  Project management process groups
  •  Project manager responsibilities
  •  Exercise: Stakeholders


 Scope Planning

  •  Scope planning & definition
  •  Work breakdown structure – WBS
  •  Exercise: Create a WBS
  •  Estimation
  •  Exercise: Estimation


 Schedule Planning

  •  Schedules Planning
  •  Network Diagrams – Critical Path Method
  •  Exercise: Critical Path
  •  Fast Tracking
  •  Crashing


 Risk Planning

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




To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

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