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Project Management Processes

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Duration: 4 Days

Method: Instructor led

Price: $2100.00

Course Code: PM6005


Audience

This course is designed for new project managers or anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to manage projects.

Description

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.

Objectives

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.

Prerequisites

None

Topics

  • I.Part I: Learning the Basics
    • Understanding Project Management
      • Understand PM Rationale
      • Know a Little History
      • Activity: What is a Project?
      • Understand PM Concepts
    • Initiating a Project
      • List Project Needs
      • Determine Project Feasibility
      • Perform Cost/Benefit Analysis
      • Write Recommendation
      • Identify the Project Sponsor
      • Obtain Authorization to Proceed
      • Exercise 1: Initiate Case Study Project
    • Starting a Project Plan
      • Define the Project Goal
      • Create Project Objectives
      • Determine Scope/Exclusions
      • Define Project Deliverables
      • Evaluate Project Constraints
      • Exercise 2: Develop Goal, Objectives, Scope, Exclusions, Deliverables, and Constraints for Case Study Project
    • Adding to Your Plan
      • Define Project Approach
      • Determine Required Resources
      • List and Evaluate Stakeholders
      • List Project Assumptions
      • Determine Success Factors
      • Exercise 3: Develop Approach, Resources, Stakeholders, Assumptions, and Success Factors for Case Study Project
    • Developing Project Control Plans
      • Understand the Purpose of Control Plans
      • Develop a Communication Plan
      • Activity: Explore Communications
      • Develop a Change Control Plan
      • Develop a Quality Plan
      • Develop a Procurement Plan
      • Develop a Completion Plan
      • Exercise 4: Develop a control plan for Case Study Project
    • Preview Day Two
  • II.Review Day One
    • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
      • Understand the Work Breakdown Structure
      • Determine WBS Approach
      • Determine Tracking Levels
      • Develop Activities
      • Exercise 5: Create the WBS for Case Study Project
  • III.Part II: Developing Project Plan Details
    • Creating Your Project Team
      • Consider Resource Availability
      • Consider Resource Styles
      • Activity: Determine Resource Styles
      • Develop Organizational Plan
      • Exercise 6: Develop a Resource Plan for Case Study Project
    • Developing Project Estimates
      • Create Task Estimates
      • Use Special Techniques
      • Create Cost Estimates
      • Exercise 7: Create Task Effort and Cost Estimates for Case Study Project
    • Creating a Network Diagram
      • Understand Relationships
      • Determine Relationships
      • Review a PERT Chart
      • Create a CPM Diagram
      • Exercise 8: Develop a CPM Diagram for Case Study Project
    • Determining the Project Schedule
      • Calculate Task Duration
      • Determine Schedule from Date
      • Apply Schedule Adjustments
      • Determine Critical Path
    • Preview Day Three
  • IV.Exercise 9: Schedule the Case Study Project
    • Creating a Gantt Chart
      • Understand Gantt Charts
      • Create Gantt Charts
      • Understand Resource Charts
      • Exercise 10: Develop a Gantt Chart and Resource Histograms for Case Study Project
    • Facing Project Risk
      • Understand Risk
      • Evaluate Portfolio Risk
      • Exercise 11: Evaluate Portfolio Risk for Case Study Project
      • Determine Project Risks
      • Develop Contingencies
      • Exercise 12: Determine Risks and Contingencies for Case Study Project
  • V.Part III: Executing Your Project
    • Doing the Work
      • Obtain Authority to Proceed
      • Set Project Baseline
      • Assemble Project Team
      • Create Work Packages
      • Exercise 13: Create Work Packages for Case Study Project
      • Hold Kickoff Meetings
      • Exercise 14: Hold Kick-Off Meeting for Case Study Project
      • Monitor Work
      • Develop Team
      • Activity: Conduct Team-Building Exercises with Team
    • Following Your Control Plans
      • Use Communication Plan
      • Use Change Control Plan
      • Use Quality Management Plan
      • Use Procurement Plan
      • Use Risk Management Plan
      • Exercise 15: Evaluate project changes for Case Study Project
    • Tracking Your Progress
      • Collect Task Dates
      • Monitor Milestones
      • Collect Actual Effort
      • Exercise 16: Review Actuals for Case Study Project
    • Preview Day Four
  • VI.Review Day Three
    • Updating Your Project Plan
      • Review/Change Requirements
      • Review and Change WBS
      • Review/Change Deliverables
      • Review and Change Schedule
      • Exercise 17: Update Project Plan for Case Study Project
  • VII.Part IV: Controlling Your Project
    • Monitoring Costs
      • Track Project Costs
      • Calculate Cost of Work
      • Understand Earned Value
      • Calculate Cost of Remaining
      • Exercise 18: Monitor Costs for Case Study Project
    • Evaluating Project Status
      • Compare Deliverables
      • Compare Estimates
    • Getting Projects Back on Track
      • Review Dependencies
      • Review Estimates
      • Review Resources
    • Reporting Project Performance
      • Creating Status Reports
      • Develop Presentations
      • Write Newsletter Articles
      • Exercise 19: Write Status Report for Case Study Project
  • VIII.Part V: Closing Out Your Project
    • Finishing the Work
      • Follow Completion Plan
      • Obtain Project Signoff
      • Celebrate
    • Evaluating Your Project
      • Conduct Project Surveys
      • Perform Lessons Learned
      • Write Summary Report
      • Exercise 20: Perform Lessons Learned for Case Study Project and Write Project Summary Report
    • Applying Your Lessons Learned
      • Review Lessons for Trends
      • Adjust Future Projects
      • Archive Project Notebook
      • Activity: Review Personal Lessons Learned
      • Wrap-up Activity
  • IX.Review and Evaluations