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Project Management Introduction: Fundamentals of Successful Projects Training Course

Course Overview

Project success depends upon following a consistent and repeatable structured approach. This course introduces you to the principles and practices of disciplined project management. Together with your workgroup, build key project planning deliverables including a Project Charter, Risk Response Strategy and WBS Class discussion and group exercises present best practices from both the PMI Framework but also from the world of hard knocks. Gain a comprehensive overview of the skills, knowledge and tools needed to effectively manage projects. Understand key concepts of controlling project variance through practices such as critical path method and earned value analysis. Learn all 10 areas and five process groups of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK, Fifth Edition) established by the Project Management Institute as the industry standard for project management instruction. Start your preparation for the PMP Exam with this course.


Who Should Attend?

Project managers who must be able to complete projects on time and on budget without sacrificing project quality, professionals preparing to transition into a new career in project management, professionals without formal training who charged with managing large, complex projects or smaller, more tactical projects, seasoned project managers interested in refreshing their skills while earning PMI-approved PDUs, business analysts working with project managers and project teams in challenging environments, technical team leaders, managers


Course Objectives:

  • Anticipate and manage the special challenges of projects.

  • Recognize real-world constraints and the dynamics in a project environment.

  • Identify the 10 aspects of a project that must be managed.

  • Describe the many roles of the project manager.

  • Develop a project charter and use the charter as a key political tool.

  • Recognize the components of a complete project plan.

  • Facilitate a breakdown of the work to be done and build a meaningful schedule.

  • Identify, analyze and prioritize response strategies for project risks.

  • Determine the critical path for a project from its network diagram.

  • Communicate project progress through project variances and corrective action plans.



  • Benefits of a structured approach

  • Starting projects on the right foot

  • Identify project stakeholders

  • Clarifying project scope

  • Developing the WBS

  • Managing risks

  • Developing an effective schedule

  • Resource allocation

  • Completing the plan

  • Monitoring and controlling the project

  • Taking corrective action

  • Closing the project

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