This course is designed for new project managers or anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to manage projects.
This course covers the basics of project management in alignment with the Project Management Institute’s PMBOK Guide. It can be delivered as a two day basics class, a three day basics to intermediate class, or a four day basics to advanced class. In the outline below, an * depicts exercises removed from the two day version and a ^ those removed from the three day version. As with all our PM courses, the case study can be customized for an additional charge.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the five PMI project management processes;
- Create a project plan including goal, objectives, scope and deliverables;
- Break a project down into a series of phases, activities, and tasks (WBS);
- Determine the inter-task dependencies in the project;
- Determine the dependency types for each dependency (FS, SS, or FF);
- Estimate tasks using work hours or elapsed time as required;
- Estimate a project completion date;
- Determine project milestones and deliverables;
- Determine project resource, overhead, and fixed costs;
- Create and use a Gantt chart of the project;
- Create and use a network diagram of the project;
- Create and use project control plans (risk, communication, change, quality, procurement, and closing);
- Track a plan versus actuals and revise schedules as necessary;
- Prepare management progress reports; and
- Use previous project results to better plan next projects.