Project Management Fundamentals

Learning Method: Instructor-led Classroom Learning Duration: 1.00 Day

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Students learn important Project Management principles including the project life cycle, critical path theory, dependencies, work breakdown structure, resource allocation/leveling, and risk management. Students also learn techniques for establishing a project team, project tracking and control, project reports, and project close-out.



Course Outline:

Lesson 1: The Project Life Cycle

  • What is a Project?
  • The Project Management Life Cycle
  • The Role of the Project Manager

Lesson 2: Setting Up for Success

  • The Meaning of Success
  • What Happens in the Initiation Phase?
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Putting Together a Statement of Work
  • The Project Charter

Lesson 3: The Project Team

  • The Teamwork Challenge
  • Selecting Team Members
  • The Team Charter

Lesson 4: Risk Management

  • Project Risk

Lesson 5: Project Plans

  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Package Sequencing

Lesson 6: The Project Schedule

  • The Scheduling Process
  • Time Estimates

Lesson 7: The Project Budget

  • What is a Budget?
  • Creating a Preliminary Budget
  • Budget and Schedule Balancing

Lesson 8: Project Tracking and Control

  • Moving the Project Forward
  • Monitoring for Project Progress
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Getting Back on Track

Lesson 9: Project Reports

  • Communications Overview
  • Project Performance Reports
  • Project Change Requests

Lesson 10: Project Close-Out

  • Elements of Close-out
  • Evaluation of People and Projects
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