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Overview of Project Management

Overview of Project Management provides a full day of practical training in critically important project management concepts and techniques. Participants are shown how to support selection of the best projects, obtain stakeholder buy-in to project goals and approach, create a project plan that is an effective guide to project action, prevent scope creep, minimize issues through proactive risk management, execute a successful project delivery and more. This course supplements PMBOK® concepts with a project approach that is designed to overcome common sources of project failure. In clear and simple language, this course explains how to successfully complete a project that can deliver Business Value. Course topics include:
  • Sources of project success and failure
  • When to use Agile and Waterfall
  • Realization of Business Value
  • Identifying and managing stakeholders
  • Establishing a strong project with a Project Charter
  • Defining scope, schedule and budget
  • Project procurement
  • Resource Planning
  • The Communication Strategy
  • Change control and risk management
  • Building quality into deliverables
  • Status reports and forecasts
  • Planning and executing an effective Implementation
  • Using Project Close to lock in value
Who should attend
This course is ideal for functional managers, project team members, key project stakeholders, and anyone with project responsibility who needs a basic understanding of core project management practices.

This course assumes minimal experience with project work.

Related Courses
For a more complete review of fundamental Project Management concepts see Project Management Fundamentals

Course Outline

Section 1: Introduction
  • Sources of project failure
  • Sources of project success
  • Business Value realization is the goal
Section 2: Defining Project and Project Management
  • What is a project?
  • What is project management?
  • Programs and portfolios
  • Other PM terminology
  • PM methodology: Agile versus Waterfall
  • Projects support strategy
  • Impact of risk and change
Section 3: The Project Initiation Phase
  • Importance of the Project Charter
  • Project Charter Contents
  • Using a charter to get buy-in
  • Stakeholder identification and analysis
  • Managing stakeholder engagement and expectations
  • Managing to the Triple Constraint
  • How to develop good estimates
Section 4: Managing Scope
  • Product versus Project Scope
  • Requirements process, types & tools
  • WBS
  • Scope baseline
  • Scope Control
Section 5: Schedule and Budget
  • How to develop a Schedule
  • Budget and procurement
  • The Project Performance Baseline
Section 6: Quality
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Control (QC)
  • Quality Tools
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Seven Steps to Project Quality
Section 7: Managing Project Risk
  • Risk definition
  • Minimizing Threats; Maximizing Opportunities
  • Sources of risk
  • The Risk Register
  • Evaluating Risk
  • Proactive Risk Response Planning
  • Managing Risk
Section 8: Communication
  • Communication Planning
  • Communication Tools
  • Good Meeting Practice
  • Document Control
Section 9: Project Execution
  • Building project deliverables
  • Keep Management informed: Status reports
  • Control Scope Creep with Change Control
Section 10: Transition Planning
  • Planning to optimize Business Value
  • The need for Transition planning
  • Transition Tools
  • Benefits of a successful Implementation
Section 11: Project Close
  • Contract closure
  • Administrative closure
  • Lessons learned
This course includes 10 hands-on exercises and facilitated discussions that reinforce learning and retention. Course material is fully PMBOK® and BABOK® compliant.

Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, short exercises, group discussions and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material.
  • We will build on whatever project experience you have while providing you with a structure and vocabulary to use in future projects.
  • If you have modest project management knowledge, you will find that the clarity of the material and direct presentation style of the instructor will make the subject matter easy to understand.
  • You will receive a Comprehensive Participant Guide which will help you follow the material, take notes and retain what you learned so that you can apply it on your job.
Why should I take this course?
  • This course makes clear the importance of keeping realization of Business Value as a primary focus of the project.
  • Project team members and stakeholders will discover a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the experience they already have.
  • All participants will find that the exercises in this course reinforce primary concepts used to manage a project.
  • Take this course and learn how to avoid many of the problems that project teams most often encounter.

Use this courseware to teach your students! This course is available under license to qualified Training Providers. Courseware materials include:
  • Instructor slides
  • Instructor manual with timing guide
  • Printed participant guide
  • Train the Trainer instruction
  • Written for classroom or virtual delivery
For more information, see   Courseware-On-Demand or Contact Us

Every course and workshop in our Project Training program is fully customizable. We offer virtual delivery of the training program you need. Call us: +1.919.495.7371.

All of our courses are fully compliant with the latest release of each relevant standards document such as the PMBOK® Guide, Standard for Portfolio Management, BABOK® Guide, and others.
Course Information
Course ID: 2010
Duration: 1 day
Delivery: Virtual
Class size: 6 - 15
· PMP® certified instructor
· Participant Guide
· PM templates
· Certificate of Participation
· 7 PDUs
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