Foundations of Project Management

Credits 2.1 CEUs / 21 PDUs
  3 Days

Course Description:
In today’s dynamically changing business environment projects are initiated under tighter budgetary, resource and time constraints than ever before. This seminar focuses on the core project management skills required to manage any project and will provide the attendees with proven “real life” tools and techniques applied to a case study. This course is compliant with the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition.

Attendee Profile:
Project Leaders, Team Leaders, Project Managers, Line of Business Coordinators, who are responsible for the delivery of projects in a cross-functional environment.

To ensure your success, we recommend participants have some working knowledge or experience in working in a project environment.

Course Goals:
– Develop a foundation in core project management concepts.
– Apply core project management concepts to managing projects.
– Discover and apply project management tools and techniques applicable to each phase of a project’s Life Cycle.

Course Outline:

Unit 1 – Introduction

Course Goals
Student Introductions
Class Objective
Class Materials
Class Norms

 Unit 2 – The Project Management Framework

What is a Project?
Project Objectives
The Triple Constraint
What is Project Management?
Role of the Project Manager
Program Management/Portfolio Management
Role of the PMO
Phases and Life Cycles
What is a Process?
PMBOK Processes, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas

Unit 3 – Concept Phase

Building a Business Case
Project Stakeholders
Project Initiation
The Project Charter
The Project Scope Statement
Key components of Charter/Scope Statement
Project Objectives
Project Approach
Product Scope Description
Project Requirements
Project Boundaries
Project Deliverables
Product Acceptance Criteria
Summary Schedule
Summary Budget
Initial WBS
Initial Defined Risks

Unit 4 – Development Phase

Defining Project ScopeThe Work Breakdown Structure
Developing the Schedule
Activity List
Activity Sequencing
Duration/Resource Estimating
Schedule Development
Schedule Compression
Developing the Budget
Project Quality Management
Project Communications Planning
Project Risk Management
The Performance Measurement Baselines

Unit 5 – Construction Phase

Executing Processes
Perform Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Team Development
Monitoring Project Progress
Controlling variance
Risk Monitoring and Control
Integrated Change Control

Unit 6 – Installation Phase

Acceptance of project deliverables
Transition of project’s product
Transitioning the Project team

 Unit 7 – Maintenance/Support Phase

Post-Implementation Reviews
Process Improvements

 Unit 8 – Project Closeout

Closing out a project
Contract closure
Administrative Closure
Project Archives
Gathering Lessons Learned
Course Closure


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