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Introduction to Project Management


Employees with essential Project Management skills are currently in high demand -- research has shown that having these project management standards in place will significantly improve the probability of a project being successfully completed; however, when these protocols are absent, the probability of failure increases. As a result, companies now realize that project management plays a critical role in both the delivery of projects as well as the success of the overall organization. In this introductory overview of project management, students will explore a sample PM methodology; as well as, the industry standard concepts and body of knowledge to approach future projects with more knowledge and confidence.

After this class, you will be able to:

  • Describe the basic concepts, techniques, and knowledge areas of project management
  • Describe a sample project management methodology and how to apply it within an organization
  • Describe the key activities and tasks, which support this sample PM approach
  • Identify key tools and templates used in managing projects

Section: PROJECTMGMT (09MAR19)
Dates: Mar 9, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 Time: 9:00 AM
Tuition: $825.00 Instructor: Michael Martin Register
Project Management Basics
  • What are PMI® and the PMBOK®?
  • What is project and program management?
  • Identifying the 3 constraints which impact project success
  • The project life cycle – understanding the project management process
  • Understanding the project environment
  • Identifying the types of project structures
  • Determining the effect of politics on projects

The Project Manager’s Role
  • Leader and influencer
  • Team builder
  • Communicator
  • Negotiator
  • Influencer and problem solver

Initiating Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Project due diligence
  • Developing the business case for the project
  • Project versus business risk
  • Project selection

Planning Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Value of planning
  • Forming the high-level project team
  • Creating the project plan
  • Defining and validating the project scope
  • Project work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Statement of work (SOW)
  • Determining the project resources
  • Developing the project schedule
  • Identifying the project cost

Executing Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Coordinating people and resources to carry out the plan
  • Project team development
  • Team structure and dynamics
  • Understanding motivational theories
  • Identifying appropriate management styles

Controlling Phase
  • Understanding the purpose of project control
  • Dealing with change requests
  • Controlling the project by examining variances
  • Crashing, fast tracking and resource leveling
  • Computing earned value
  • Measuring and controlling quality
  • Evaluating the project

Closing Phase
  • Phase overview
  • Close-out project contract
  • Close-out project plan

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
03/09/2019 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Classroom Executive Park
03/10/2019 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment: Mar 9, 2019
Clock Hours: 13.0