Project Management: Fundamentals

Project Management: Fundamentals

Learning Outcomes:

  • Accurately list the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and the project manager’s role in each phase, based on in-class information provided.
  • Given project information, successfully create a statement of work for that project encompassing defining of the project and its scope.
  • Working with a partner, and given guidelines from a program lab, effectively list techniques for controlling deviation from budgets and schedules shown in the lab.

This one-day seminar will focus on the conceptual underpinnings that students must know in order to use any project management software application effectively. This session will provide the theory and core methodology you will need to manage projects or participate on project teams.

* The Project Management Life Cycle
* The Role of the Project Manager
* What Happens in the Initiation Phase
* Project Definition and Scope
* Putting Together a Statement of Work
* The Teamwork Challenge
* Risk Management
* The Work Breakdown Structure
* The Scheduling Process
* The Project Budget
* Project Tracking and Control
* Project Reports
* Project Close-out and Evaluation

Project Management: Fundamentals

During this workshop each participant will:

Discuss the phases of the Project Management Life Cycle and a project manager’s role in each phase. List and discuss basic project success criteria and common reasons for project failure. Discuss techniques for setting up a strong project team. List and discuss elements of a Risk Management Plan. Learn the techniques for planning and sequencing project activities, including the Work Breakdown Structure and the Network Logic Diagram. Identify the Critical Path for completing a project on schedule. Look at the cost elements that should be included in a project budget. Discuss techniques for controlling for deviation from budgets and schedules. Discuss key elements of project management communications and reporting tools. Learn key activities of project close-out.

Class targeted to:

Those planning to lead a project or serve on a project team.

Prerequisites:

None

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