Project Management Concepts and Principles

Project Management Concepts and Principles

Learning Outcomes:


  • Using classroom discussion, accurately list basic steps of project development and what activities fall under each step.
  • Based on a project scenario provided, effectively create all component plans of project plan.
  • Given a project plan, successfully analyze the project plan given and evaluate the ability to control project risk.
  • For the defined project, demonstrate proficiency in project planning by preparing a plan to avoid scope creep.

This three-day shortened and intensive session offers the student a standards-based approach to successful project management across application areas and industries and focuses on the generally accepted practices of project management recognized by PMI, Inc.®. A copy of the PMI “A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge” will also be provided.

• Initiating a Project
• Planning Your Work
• Developing Project Schedules, Cost Estimates, and Budgets
• Planning Project Quality, Staffing, and Communications
• Risks and Planning Risk Response
• Planning Project Procurement
• Working the Plan
• Controlling the Project
• Closing the Project
• Take a Practice Prep Certification Exam if time allows

Project Management Concepts and Principles

Learn the basic functions in initiating a project; define the scope of the project; develop a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS); create an activity list and project network diagram; Identify the Critical Path; develop a Project Schedule; determine resource requirements; estimate project costs; establish a cost baseline; create a quality management plan; document roles, responsibilities, and reporting relationships, assign project staff, create a communications management plan; create a risk management plan; perform qualitative and quantitative risk analysis; prepare a statement of work and procurement document; execute the project plan; implement quality assurance; develop the project team; distribute project information; solicit proposals, quotes, or bids; select a seller; administer a contract; manage changes to performance baselines; review deliverables and work results; control project scope changes, the project schedule, costs, quality and performance; monitor and control project risk; obtain formal acceptance and close out a contract. If time allows – experience a practice test with the help of a PMP who has already taken the test.

Class targeted to:
The project manager desiring in-depth knowledge that can help when applying for certification after your project is completed.

Project Management Fundamentals; MS Project 2000 Level One & Two and good knowledge of Word 2000 preferred.

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