Project Management Fundamentals (6 PDUs)

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Overview

This class will introduce you to the some of the terms, definitions, processes, methods, and best-practices used in the project management industry. This course will show how these can be used to achieve project success, measured in a variety of ways.

Intended Audience

​This student workbook and class are intended:

  • For students new to the project management industry looking for initial project management education
  • For project managers or equivalent roles within an organization chartered to manage projects
  • Project team members, or managers of project team members looking to understand project management best practices in a supportive role

At Completion

  • Differentiate between projects and non-projects
  • Understand the most-common project life cycles
  • Understand some of the responsibilities of a project manager
  • Learn the importance of a project charter and its components
  • Define goals and objectives to promote project success
  • Learn of the balance between various aspect of a project including the scope or work, scheduling, budgeting, quality, and other elements
  • Understand the concept of a balanced project and the strive to keep all project constraints in harmony for a successful project
  • Identify and respond to project risk
  • Learn techniques used in sequencing project activities to build a project schedule
  • Understand and read the network diagram, identifying the critical path and project activity dependencies
  • Learn techniques to keep the project on target, monitoring its progress, checking for deviation from schedules and budgets, and discussing ways to manage trade-offs
  • Learn elements of project closure including the updating of project files, informing stakeholders of the closure and performing lessons-learned reviews

Prerequisites

There are no specific requirements for this class although experience with projects will be helpful.


Exams & Certifications

There is no specific exam or certification for this course. Project Management Fundamentals is an introductory course and one that builds the foundation in preparation for work on project as a project manager, manager, or team member.


Materials

​Student Workbook


Course Outline

INTRODUCTION

  • WELCOME
  • INTRODUCTION
  • INTENDED STUDENT
  • REQUISITES
  • OBJECTIVES

 

WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?

  • INTRODUCTION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO ACHIEVE?
  • DEFINING SUCCESS
  • PROJECT START-UP CHECKLIST

 

FUNDAMENTAL TERMS

  • PROJECT
  • THE PROJECT MANAGER
  • THE PROJECT SPONSOR
  • THE PROJECT TEAM
  • STAKEHOLDER
  • PROJECT PHASE
  • OPERATIONS
  • PROJECT LIFE CYCLES
  • Activity 1              Understanding fundamental terms
  • PROCESS GROUP
  • KNOWLEDGE AREAS
  • Activity 2              Understanding process groups and knowledge areas

 

INITIATING

  • OVERVIEW
  • THE PROJECT CHARTER
  • Activity 3              Creating a project charter
  • CAPTURING PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS
  • Activity 4              Complete a stakeholder register

 

PLANNING

  • INTRODUCTION
  • KEY OUTCOMES
  • THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN
    • Agile considerations
  • EXAMPLE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN
  • PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT
  • SCHEDULE AND COST MANAGEMENT
  • SEQUENCING ACTIVITIES
  • UNDERSTANDING ACTIVITY SEQUENCING
  • Activity 5              Understanding schedule management
  • RISK MANAGEMENT PLANNING
  • Activity 6              Understanding risk management

 

EXECUTING

  • OVERVIEW
  • DIRECTING AND MANAGING PROJECT WORK
    • Agile considerations
  • DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION
  • MANAGING STAKEHOLDER EXPECTATIONS
  • Activity 7              Understanding project execution

 

MONITORING AND CONTROLLING

  • OVERVIEW
  • KEY ACTIONS
  • MONITORING SCHEDULE PERFORMANCE
  • Activity 8              Understanding schedule performance
  • MONITORING PROJECT SCOPE
  • SCOPE VALIDATION
  • MONITORING PROJECT EXPENSES
  • CONTROLLING PROJECT QUALITY
  • CHANGES TO A PROJECT
  • MANAGING THE TEAM AND CONTROLLING RESOURCES
  • MONITORING RISKS
  • MONITORING STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
  • Activity 9              Monitoring and controlling your work

 

CLOSING

  • OVERVIEW
  • KEY DELIVERABLES
  • CLOSING THE PROJECT OR PHASE

 

 

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