Training

Training 2017-06-21T17:58:01+00:00

Introduction to Formal Project Management (8 Hours)

Successful project management begins with having not only a trained project manager but a project team that is trained in the principles of formal project management. Having a team that is familiar with the underlying principles of formal project management will significantly increase the probability of completing the project successfully. Roughly 75% of working project managers have no formal project management training or certification and the percentage of project team members who are unfamiliar with basic project management principles is likely much higher. The percentage of projects that finish late, over budget, or fail to meet requirements is also close to 75% (probably more than a coincidence). Having a project manager and project team who possess a basic understanding of formal project management is the first step in producing consistently successful projects. This course is designed to provide that understanding.

Who Should Attend This Course? – This course is designed for new project managers who possess no formal training as well as those who want to become project managers. The course is also appropriate for individuals who work on project teams or just want to learn the basics of formal project management.

The training consists of an overview of formal project management practices as defined by the Project Management Institute® (PMI) and described in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th ed. The training is presented in one 8 hour session or two 4 hour sessions and will be delivered as a combination of lecture, hands on exercises, and short videos. Instruction will include:

  1. Overview of the PMI project management framework and how a project should be structured
  2. Summary level discussion of the five process groups (initiating, planning, execution, monitor and control, and closing) and the activities that take place in each group
  3. Examination of how the processes in each group relate to the ten knowledge areas ( integration management, time management, cost management, scope management, quality management, risk management, human resource management, procurement management, and stakeholder management)
  4. A summary level discussion of the benefits, creation and application of critical project management tools including:
    Project Charter
    ii. Stakeholder Register
    iii. Project Management Plan
    iv. Scope Statement
    v. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS Dictionary
    vi. Scope, Cost, and Schedule Baselines
    vii. Communication Management Plan
    viii. Risk Management Plan, Risk Register, and Probability/Impact Matrix
    ix. Integrated Change Control
  5. How to intelligently tailor the processes such that they are appropriate for a specific organization and to ensure that only those processes that add value are being applied

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Fundamentals of Project Management (32 Hours)

Successful project management is extremely challenging even under the best of circumstances. Project managers today are responsible for many things over which they have little direct control and are increasingly challenged by shorter schedules, tighter budgets and more limited resources. Roughly 75% of working project and program managers have no formal project management training or certification. The percentage of projects that finish late, over budget, or fail to meet requirements is also close to 75% (probably more than a coincidence). The first step in becoming a consistently successful project manager is to develop a solid understanding of the basics of formal project management. This course is designed to provide that understanding.

Who Should Attend This Course? – This course is designed for working project managers and those who work on project teams. The course is also appropriate for those who manage project managers, and for other functional managers who are interested in understanding the mechanics of formal project management.

The training consists of an overview of formal project management practices as defined by the Project Management Institute® (PMI) and described in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) 5th ed. The training is presented in four 8 hour sessions or eight 4 hour sessions and will be delivered as a combination of lecture, hands on exercises, and short videos. Instruction will include:

  1. Overview of the PMI project management framework and how a project should be structured
  2. Detailed discussion of the five process groups (initiating, planning, execution, monitor and control, and closing) and the activities that take place in each group
  3. Examination of how the processes in each group relate to the ten knowledge areas ( integration management, time management, cost management, scope management, quality management, risk management, human resource management, procurement management, and stakeholder management)
  4. How and when to apply each process as well as the creation and application of critical project management tools including:
    Project Charter
    ii. Stakeholder Register
    iii. Project Management Plan
    iv. Scope Statement
    v. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS Dictionary
    vi. Scope, Cost, and Schedule Baselines
    vii. Communication Management Plan
    viii. Risk Management Plan, Risk Register, and Probability/Impact Matrix
    ix. Integrated Change Control
  5. How to intelligently tailor the processes such that they are appropriate for a specific organization and to ensure that only those processes that add value are being applied
  6. Further emphasis can be placed on specific areas of value such as scheduling, cost, and risk as determined by student feedback during class or as requested by the client

Contact us for additional information or to schedule training.