Project Management

In the past few decades, organizations have discovered something incredible: the principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success. As a result, many employees are expected to understand project management techniques and how to apply them to projects of any size.

The Project Management workshop will give participants an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that they can use every day.

Project Management Course Outline:

Module One: Getting Started

    * Pre-Assignment Review
    * Workshop Objectives

Module Two: Key Concepts (I)

    * What is a Project?
    * What is Project Management?
    * What is a Project Manager?

Module Three: Key Concepts (II)

    * About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
    * About the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK)
    * The Five Process Groups
    * The Nine Knowledge Areas
    * The Triple Constraint

Module Four: Initiation (I)

    * Identifying Your Stakeholders
    * Assessing Needs and Wants
    * Setting a SMART Project Goal
    * Creating Requirements and Deliverables

Module Five: Initiation (II)

    * Creating a Statement of Work
    * Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
    * Completing the Project Charter

Module Six: Planning (I)

    * Managing Expectations
    * Creating a Task List
    * Estimating Time
    * Estimating Resources
    * Estimating Costs

Module Seven: Planning (II)

    * Building the Work Breakdown Structure
    * Creating the Schedule
    * Creating a Risk Management Plan
    * Creating a Communication Plan

Module Eight: Planning Tools

    * The Gantt Chart
    * The Network Diagram
    * Using a RACI Chart
    * Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project

Module Nine: Executing the Project

    * Establishing Baselines
    * Monitoring Project Progress
    * Triple Constraint Reduction Methods

Module Ten: Maintaining and Controlling the Project

    * Making the Most of Status Updates
    * Managing Change
    * Monitoring Risks

Module Eleven: Closing Out

    * Preparing for Closeout
    * Celebrating Successes
    * Learning from Project Challenges
    * Scope Verification
    * A Final To-Do List

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

    * Words from the Wise
    * Your Notebook