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Project Management Basics

With this course your learners will gain a basic understanding of Project Management based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® –…

Certificate None
Duration 2 Days
Delivery Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom
Accreditor
Languages English, German, Dutch

What is included in Project Management Basics

Course Description

With this course your learners will gain a basic understanding of Project Management based on the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® – 5th Edition. The course covers information on project management theory, principles, techniques, and methods.

During the course, exercises are made based upon a case study. The case study may be one of three pre-defined case studies or a customized case study from the learners organization (see below: customization).

Audience:

Managers, project team members or non-project managers working in a project environment who want to improve their effectiveness. Entry level for PM practitioners.

Course Information

Certification: None

Duration: 2 Days

Domain: Project and Program Management

Delivery Method: Blended, Classroom, Virtual Classroom

Accreditor:

Available Languages: English, German, Dutch

Purchase Options: Customizable Courseware

Audience

Managers, project team members or non-project managers working in a project environment who want to improve their effectiveness. Entry level for PM practitioners.

Learning Objectives

Individuals certified at this level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • The basics of Project Management and be able to contribute to projects based upon the knowledge related to the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge® – 5th Edition.

Course Outline

Module 1: Getting Started

 

Module 2: The Big Picture

  • Basic principles about Project Management
  • The necessity of project preparation
  • Explanation of the course roadmap

 

Module 3: Definitions, Concept & Life Cycles

  • Project management (PM) definitions
  • Focus and benefits of PM
  • Concepts of triple constraints and competing demands
  • Project life cycles

 

Module 4: People, Projects and Framework

  • People and projects overview
  • The project manager
  • The project sponsor / director
  • The client, the project team and other stakeholders
  • People and projects in organizations
  • Framework

 

Module 5: Initiating and Defining Requirements

  • Initiating the project and developing the project charter
  • Conducting stakeholder assessments
  • Defining requirements
  • Establishing the change control process

 

Module 6: Using the Work Breakdown Structure  

  • Defining the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Developing a usable WBS
  • Using the WBS

 

Module 7: Managing Project Risk

  • Making the case for risk management
  • Using risk management processes and tools

 

Module 8: Estimating

  • Defining an estimate
  • Distinguishing approaches to estimating
  • Using specific estimating practices & techniques for duration
  • Estimating cost
  • Validating an estimate – schedule or budget

 

Module 9: Scheduling

  • Defining the scheduling process & related terminology
  • Sequencing and defining dependencies
  • Determining the critical path
  • Considering schedule risks and optimizing the schedule

 

Module 10: Executing, Communicating, and Developing the Team

  • Defining Execution
  • Executing through Effective Communication & Stakeholder Relationships
  • Executing with High-Performing Teams

 

Module 11: Monitoring and Controlling

  • Defining monitoring and controlling
  • Viewing control through the lens of competing demands
  • Using earned value for schedule and cost control

 

Module 12: Closing the Project

  • Closing projects
  • Focusing on project transition
  • Focusing on post-project evaluations

 

Module 13: Summary and Next Steps

Delivery is subject to EdCast Marketplace terms and conditions.

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