Project Management Fundamentals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Describe what is meant by a project
  • Explain what project management means
  • Identify benefits of projects
  • Identify the phases of a project’s life cycle
  • Sell ideas and make presentations related to pitching a project
  • Prioritize projects
  • Begin conceptualizing your project, including goals and vision statements
  • Use project planning tools
  • Contribute to creating a Statement of Work

 

COURSE OVERVIEW & CONTENT:

Project Management is about setting clear goals, establishing a plan for achieving those goals, and managing resources and risks along the way

Project Management isn’t just for construction engineers and military logistics experts anymore. Today, in addition to the regular duties of your job, you are often expected to take on extra assignments, and to get that additional job done well, done under budget, and done on time.

The Project Management Fundamentals training course is designed for professionals who are new to project management or looking to refresh their understanding of the fundamental principles and techniques. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of project management, covering key concepts and techniques that are essential for successful project delivery

This Two-day workshop is not intended to take you from a supervisory or administrative position to that of a project manager. However, these topics will familiarize you with the most common terms and practices in terms of working on projects.

Defining Projects and Project Management

  • What a Project Is
  • What Project Management Means
  • The Key Players in a Project Team

The Role of a Project Manager

  • The Key Skills That a Project Manager Needs
  • Developing a Proposal for your Project

How Can Projects Help Me?

  • The Benefits and Challenges of Projects
  • Case Study: Mary Marvelous

A Project’s Life Cycle

  • The Life Cycle
  • Stages of a Project
  • Mix-and-Match Exercise

Selling a Project

  • Getting Support for the Project
  • Tom Peters
  • The Priority Matrix

Creating a Vision

  • The Vision Process
  • What a Vision Statement Is
  • Making Connections

Project Goals

  • The Six Key Parts to a Project Goal
  • Setting Goals with SPIRIT
  • Your Project’s Goals

Using a Target Chart

  • The Purpose of a Target Chart
  • How to Create and Use a Target Chart

Preparing Your Project

  • Some Considerations You Want To Be Prepared For
    • The Six Key Considerations

Laying out the Project

  • The Statement of Work
  • Individual SOW
  • Project Planning Worksheet

Course Price:

$1,395.00