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Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Fundamentals

Duration: 3 Days
Learning Formats:
Virtual Classroom: $1,699
Classroom: $1,699

Enrollment & Exam Options

Classroom and Virtual

Product Description

In this comprehensive Project Management Fundamentals course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.

Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013, the Project Management Fundamentals course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of formal project management.

You will discover the approaches and techniques that make project managers successful, covering topics such as:

  • Analyzing stakeholders
  • Defining expectations
  • Defining project deliverables
  • Analyzing scope
  • Developing schedules
  • Mitigating risk
  • Contingency planning
  • Establishing and applying effective change controls
  • Performance reporting
  • Communicating status to project stakeholders

During class, project management theory will be interspersed with practical, hands-on workshops. Seventy percent of class time is dedicated to experience-based skills development. In the remaining class time, you will learn about methodologies and put practical skills into context.

University Credit

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 72% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

AUDIENCE

The Project Management Fundamentals course will be of interest to anyone involved in, or affected by, projects or change management within an organization, including:

Project Managers

IT Project Managers

Project Coordinators

Team Leaders

Product Managers

Program Managers

Project Team Members

Subject Matter Experts

Analysts

Stakeholders

Senior Managers who want to get more out of their project teams

…as well as anyone in a leadership role who will benefit to an introduction to the art and science of project management.

You should not take this course if you have taken IT Project Management or Applied Project Management. The subjects covered are the same.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this qualification, candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following:

Manage a project through each stage of the project management life cycle

Document the needs and priorities of key stakeholders

Develop an execution strategy that will fulfill stakeholders’ expectations

Develop a project plan that balances scope, time, cost, and risk

Assess project complexity and analyze scope to a suitable degree of granularity

Establish project controls to ensure a successful outcome

Monitor project activities and effectively assess progress

Report status and performance efficiently and effectively

Collect lessons learned and create a project archive that contributes to an organization’s experience base.