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Project Management

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Summary

This class helps towards earning the required project management education hours needed for PMI® certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® as well as earning PDU's required for maintaining certification

Workshop Description/Agenda

This course focuses on industry recognized best practices for managing complex projects. Attendees will learn how to create a Project Management plan consisting of subsidiary plans, how to ensure successful execution of the plan, and how to bring a project to completion on time. The course covers all project phases, including project planning, scheduling, control, and closing. Students will come away with the knowledge and tools to complete projects on time, within budget, and with the right scope. Comprehensive interactive exercises build competence and confidence in the skills being taught, with students applying tools and techniques in real-world scenarios to gain experience carrying out proven approaches to project management.

The course focuses on the processes articulated in the Project Management Institute's "Body of Knowledge" (PMBOK)® and provides a solid introduction to the fundamental principles of the PMBOK approach and best practices.

This class helps towards earning the required project management education hours needed for PMI® certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® as well as earning PDU's required for maintaining certification.


Course Prerequisites
: Business experience working in teams is highly recommended although not required.


What Students Will Learn

  • The 5 Phases and 9 Knowledge Areas of Project Management
  • Building a Project Plan
  • Determining Realistic Project Deliverables
  • Estimating Costs of a Project
  • Planning for Quality
  • Building Productive Teams
  • Managing Stakeholder Communications
  • Risk Management Strategies
  • Managing Procurement
  • Monitoring and Rectifying Poor Performance
  • Preventing Scope Creep
  • Adjusting to Changes in a Project
  • Quality Measurement Strategies
  • Closing a Project


Project Management Course Overview

Overview of Project Management
  • Definitions: Project, Deliverables, Constraints
  • Requisite Skills for Project Managers
  • 5 Project Phases
  • 9 Knowledge Areas of Management
Human Resource Management
  • Developing a Human Resource Plan
  • Developing a RACI Matrix
  • Acquiring Project Teams
  • Considering Virtual Teams
  • Developing Strong, Productive Teams
  • Managing Project Teams
Integration Management
  • Creating a Project Charter
  • Creating a Project Management Plan
  • Baselines for Scope, Cost, and Schedule
  • Monitoring and Controlling Projects
  • Managing Approved Changes
Communications Management
  • Developing a Stakeholder Registry
  • Developing a Communications Plan
  • Communications Requirements Analysis
  • Communication Technologies
  • Distributing Information
  • Conducting Successful Meetings
  • Effective Presentations and Facilitation
  • Managing Stakeholder Expectations
  • Reporting on Performance
Scope Management
  • Document Requirements
  • Creating a Project Scope Statement
  • Creating Work Breakdown Structures
  • Creating the Scope Baseline
  • Gaining Acceptance of Deliverables
  • Understanding Variance Analysis
Risk Management
  • Planning Risk Management
  • Techniques to Identify Risks
  • Using Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
  • Planning Risk Responses
  • Updating the Risk Register
Time Management
  • Tools for Creating Realistic Estimates
  • Defining and Sequencing Activities
  • Estimating Resources and Durations
  • Determining Critical Path
  • Determining Status of Project
  • Influencing Factors that Change Schedules
  • Adjusting Leads and Lags
Procurement Management
  • Planning Procurements
  • Performing Make or Buy Analysis
  • Conducting Procurements
  • Bidder Conferences
  • Considering Different Contract Options
  • Administering Procurements
Cost Management
  • Tools for Estimating Costs
  • Determining Budgets
  • Controlling Costs
  • Comparing Actual Costs to Baseline
  • Calculating Project’s Earned Value
Closing a Project
  • Verifying Completion of Exit Criteria
  • Transferring Product, Services or Results
  • Closing Procurements
  • Auditing Project Success or Failure
  • Archiving Project Information
Quality Management
  • Quality Management Tools
  • Developing a Quality Management Plan
  • Performing Quality Assurance
  • Performing Quality Control
  • Determining Corrective Actions
  • Initiating Preventive Actions
  • Defining Defect Repairs
  • Creating Change Requests

Who Should Attend

Anyone working towards a Project Management Certification

Additional Information

Training Provider: Software Skills Training, Inc.

Course Topics: Business Skills Training > Project Management

Training Course Summary: This class helps towards earning the required project management education hours needed for PMI® certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP)® and Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® as well as earning PDU's required for maintaining certification


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