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Project Management for the Business Manager

The Challenge
Do you own your own business or operate as an entrepreneur within a larger enterprise? If yes, then you understand the urgent need to get projects done on time the first time, with delivery of all that was promised. Are your projects completing as planned? If not, would you benefit from project training that you can actually use to get the job done? Would it help if the course material was immediately useful in the projects you have running right now?

The Solution
Project Management for the Business Manager delivers practical, hands-on training in essential project management concepts and techniques that every business manager must know. All topics include field-proven best practices that are effective in any project setting. Participants learn how to structure a project, establish and manage scope, create an effective schedule, identify and manage risks, control costs and more. The format is truly multimodal, with a mixture of exercises, group discussions and lecture. Whether new to Project Management or building on existing skills, participants will return to their business better equipped to bring their projects to a successful conclusion. Topics covered during this course include:
  • Project lifecycle and project environment
  • Getting a project off to a good start
  • Knowing who your stakeholders are
  • Providing estimates you can live with
  • Defining and managing scope, schedule and budget
  • Establishing effective communication
  • Procurement; Resource Planning; Quality
  • Managing Project Risk
  • Change Control
  • Controlling cost
  • Product delivery
Who should attend
This course will be of immediate value to business owners, functional managers, newly assigned project managers and team leads, managers of project mangers, and business managers with project responsibility.


This course assumes some experience with project work. However, no prior PM training is required.

Course Outline
Project Structure
  • Defining Project and Project Management
  • The Project Environment
  • Sources of Project Success and Failure
  • Roles in the Project
  • Project Life Cycle
  • The Business Case
  • Estimation
  • The Project Charter
  • Project Objectives and Business Value
Project Planning
  • Defining Scope - Requirements and the WBS
  • Developing the Project Schedule
  • The Communication Strategy
  • Project Budget
  • Procurement; Resource Planning; Quality
  • Risk Management
Execution and Control
  • Change Control
  • Status reportss
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Vendor management
  • Cost Control
  • Scope Control
Successful Conclusion
  • Transition Planning
  • Testing the product
  • Product Delivery
  • Customer acceptance
  • Contract closure
  • Administrative closure
  • Conclusion
Learning Approach
  • A highly experienced instructor will use interactive lecture format, hands-on exercises, group discussions, and other techniques to drive home the essential points of this material
  • We will build on your prior experience in this topic, 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 Student 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?
  • If you are experiencing difficulties in your projects, the material in this PM course will give you an understanding of steps you can take to gain control.
  • Experienced project managers will obtain a vocabulary and framework that lends structure and perspective to the wealth of experience they already have.
  • All participants take home a set of tools and techniques to help them deal with all aspects of project planning and execution.
  • Take this Project Management course and learn how to avoid the problems that business managers most often encounter in their projects.
  • Project Management Training presents a variety of concepts that can make you more effective in almost any work that you do.

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: 2055
Duration: 2 days
Class size: 6 - 24
· PMP® certified instruction
· Student Guide
· Participation Certificate
· 12 PDUs

Download this course description as a printable PDF document.
Pricing Information
On-site discounts are available.
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