Project Management 101: The Fundamentals of Project Management

2 Days

Description

The Triple Constraint or Project Management Triangle shows how scope, time and cost all affect project quality. Gaining an understanding of this relationship will help you improve project quality, increase the likelihood of project success, and help you deliver more projects on-time and within budget.

This course will give you a fundamental understanding of how to manage a project with proven concepts, tools, templates and best practices. Starting from the beginning, you will first learn to properly define a project, and then move into understanding the different project methodologies, including Waterfall, Agile and Iterative project management. Designed for both people new to the project management role, as well as seasoned PMs, hands-on group exercises will encourage collaboration between these different experience levels furthering the learning experience through peer collaboration.

  • Understand stakeholder analysis
  • Understandthe elements of a Project Charter
  • Gather high-level requirements
  • Define project scope to avoid scope creep
  • Create a Project Schedule
  • Estimate activity, budgets and costs
  • Manage risk and the critical path to your project’s delivery

This project management 101 training course is intended for both novice and experienced Project Managers and their supporters.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Project Management 101: The Fundamentals of Project Management class.

Private Training Available
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Course Overview

  • I. What is Project Management?
    • What is a Project?
    • The Process Groups
    • The Project Management Life Cycle
    • The Triple Constraints Triangle
    • Project Manager Skills
    • The Project Life Cycle
    • Different Project Methodologies
      • Waterfall
      • Agile
      • Iterative
  • II. Starting the Project
    • Elements of a Project Charter
    • Sharing a Common Vision
    • Requirements Gathering
    • The Three Levels of Project Requirements
    • Sources of Requirements
    • Practice Exercise 1: Identify High Level Requirements
  • III. Communications Management
    • Stakeholder Analysis
    • Power/Interest Grid
    • Practice Exercise 2: Stakeholder Analysis
  • IV. Planning the Work
    • Develop the Project Management Plan
    • Subsidiary Management Plans
    • Scope Baseline
    • Schedule Baseline
    • Cost Baseline
    • Collect Requirements
    • Project Scope Statement
    • Decomposition
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Practice Exercise 3: Create a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • V. Define Activities
    • Decomposition or Work Packages
    • Decomposition of Tasks
    • Practice Exercise 4: Decompose Work Packages to Activities
  • VI. Dependencies
    • Project Schedule Network Diagram (Dependency Network)
    • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
    • Dependency Determination
    • Practice Exercise 5: Develop a Dependency Network
  • VII. Estimating
    • Estimating Activity Resources
    • Estimating Activity
      • Analogous Estimating
      • Parametric Estimating
      • Compensation
    • Work-Related Inefficiencies
    • Non-Work-Related Inefficiencies
    • Three-Point Estimates
    • Develop Schedule
    • Definitions of Critical Path
    • Critical Path Method
    • Schedule Compression
    • Practice Exercise 6: Analogous/Parametric Estimating with Compensation
    • Practice Exercise 7: Crashing
  • VIII. Project Schedule & Subsidiary Management Plans
    • Network Diagram
    • Bar Chart
    • Milestone Chart
    • Important Subsidiary Management Plans
    • Human Resource Management Plan
      • Organizational Charts
      • Position Descriptions
      • Matrix-Based Responsibility Chart
      • Roles and Responsibilities
    • Communications Management Plan
      • Communication Models
    • Practice Exercise 8: Active Listening
  • IX. Risk
    • Risk Management Plan
    • Risk Planning
    • Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    • Risk Probability and Impact Assessment
    • Probability & Impact Matrix
    • Practice Exercise 9: Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • X. Expected Monetary Value
    • Practice Exercise 10: Calculate EMV for a Group of Activities
  • XI. Strategies, Calculations & Forecasting
    • Strategies for Negative Risk or Threats
      • Control Costs
      • Earned Value Management
      • Planned Value
      • Actual Cost
    • Cost & Schedule Performance Index
    • Forecasting
    • Estimates at Completion (EAC)
    • To-Complete Performance Index
    • Practice Exercise 11: Perform Earned Value Calculations
  • XII. Closing the Project
    • Lessons Learned
    • Project Sign-off
    • Final Product/Service Transfer

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Project Management 101: The Fundamentals of Project Management class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
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Prerequisites

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Project Management 101: The Fundamentals of Project Management class.

Private Training Available
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Course Comments

  • Gain 14 PMI PDUs upon successful course completion.
  • If class start date is less than 5 business days from today, please call for pricing.

No Upcoming Public Classes

There are currently no public events available for this course. However, you can submit a request for a new date and we will try our best to get you into a Project Management 101: The Fundamentals of Project Management class.

Private Training Available
No date scheduled, don’t see a date that works for you or looking for a private training event, please call 651-905-3729 or submit a request for further information here.
request a private session or new date