Course 150:
Project Management Essentials

(4 days)

 

Course Description

A project is a temporary group of related tasks that create a specific product or service that solves a problem. This course relates the processes as described by the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)Fifth Edition, in a way that allows the creation of an organizational methodology for delivering successful project results in your company. ROI’s expert instructors lead teams through 20+ hands-on workshops using flip charts, project templates, role playing, and one-on-one coaching. Classroom exercises can be customized to your organization, including ongoing project work.

The PDUs earned from taking this course can be used to satisfy The Project Management Institute (PMI)®’s PDU requirement.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will know how to:

  • Plan and manage a project in a dynamic organization based on the principles of the PMBOK® Guide
  • Manage with just enough control, measurement, and monitoring
  • Gain a handle on project size by using estimating methods
  • Use project risk evaluation methods
  • Apply people management skills including delegation, negotiation, and team building
  • Identify the mechanics of structuring a project for success

Who Should Attend

Anyone who wants to master project management including: project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project team members, stakeholders, and senior managers.

Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Course Outline

Unit 1: The Project in Context

  • Project Overview
    • Why Projects Fail *
    • What Is Management? *
    • What Is a Project? *
    • Competing Demands *
  • What Is Project Management?
    • Definitions
  • Integrated Project Management
    • Project Management Processes
  • Project Processes
  • Project Groups
  • Interactions *
    • Management Skills *

Unit 2: Analyzing the Project Environment

  • The Project Environment
    • Who Is Involved in the Project?
  • Project Stakeholders *
  • Organizational Influences *
    • When Will the Project Take Place? *
    • Why Is the Project Being Done?
  • Define or Identify the Problem to be Solved *
  • The Objectives Document *
  • The Objectives Meeting
  • The Project Charter *
    • External Influences
  • Structuring the Project
    • The Project Phases *
    • Project Life Cycle
    • Define Tasks and Responsibilities *

Unit 3: Project Planning

  • Project Integration Management
    • Project Plan Development *
    • Initiation *
  • Project Scope Management
    • Scope Planning
    • Scope Definition *
    • Scope Baseline
    • Work Breakdown Structure *
    • Scope Verification
    • Scope Change Control
    • Project Dependencies *
  • Supplier Agreement Management
  • Solicitation Planning
  • Contract Administration
  • Subcontractor Management
    • Test the Plan

Unit 4: Project Estimating and Scheduling

  • Project Estimation
    • Project Time Management
  • Methods *
  • Precedence Networks *
  • Creating the Schedule *
  • Calculating Probability *
    • Project Cost Management
  • Resource Planning *
  • Analyzing Resource Use
  • Scheduling and Costing *
  • Software Tools
  • Staying the Course
    • Cost Control
    • Review the Plan *

Unit 5: Project Risk Management

  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification *
  • Risk Triggers
    • Analyzing Risk
  • Qualitative Analysis *
  • Quantitative Analysis *
  • Risk Response Planning
    • Contingency Plans *
    • Response *
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
    • Establishing Controls
    • Workarounds and Corrective Actions *

Unit 6: Project Monitoring and Control

  • Establishing Control
    • Delegation
  • Negotiating Task Contracts
  • Delegating the Work *
    • Implementation
  • Monitoring the Project
    • Monitoring
  • Performance Reporting *
  • Progress Reporting *
    • Analyzing
    • Correcting *
  • Project Termination
    • Completion
  • Administrative Closure *
  • Contract Closure
    • Evaluation
    • Quality Management
  • Cost of Quality *
    • Managing Quality
  • Process and Product Quality Assurance
  • Quality Planning *
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control *
    • Controlling the Project
  • Change Management Categories

Unit 7: Managing People on the Project

  • Personnel Management
    • Project Human Resources Management
  • Organizational Planning
  • Staff Acquisition *
    • Team Building *
  • Management Skills
    • Project Communication Management
  • Communication and Information *
  • Information Distribution
  • Interpersonal Skills *
    • Negotiation *
    • Motivation *

Unit 8: The Bottom Line

  • Effect Successful Change *
  • Best Practices to Use Tomorrow
  • Where to Go for More Information

*Indicates a section with at least one Interactive exercise: class discussion, individual activity, paired exercise, or workgroup case study workshop.

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