Project management is being increasingly recognized as a vital skill-set for many management positions, not just those with the title of “project manager”. This course provides a solid, applied, project management introduction. You will discuss projects from your own organization, and review tools and templates we use every day to manage real projects. This course is for anyone interested in learning about formal project management techniques, including project managers, project team members, functional managers, contracting officers, and senior managers.
Intro to Project Management Course Objectives
By the end of the course you will be able to:
*Understand more about project management.
*Produce better project plans.
*Reduce project risk.
*Capture the complexity of your projects.
*Stay on top of your projects while they are underway and through completion.
*Waste less time and money fighting fires.
*Present a more organized and professional management style.
*Have more success completing your projects on time, and to budget.
*Utilize a project management concept known as “float” to better manage your projects.
Project Management Introduction Course Details
*Length: 8 hours.
*Style: Instructor-led, using PowerPoint presentations, facilitated discussions, individual and group exercises.
*Texts: Participants receive a course participant’s manual.
*Format: Classroom. No computers required.
*Prerequisites: None. Project Management Intro Course Content
*What is a project? *What is project management?
*Who uses project management?
*Who is the Project Management Institute?
*What drives the need for project management?
*Areas of project management
*Project balance *The role of the project manager
*The Project Management Office
*The Basic Project Management Process
*Assembling a team *Project charters
*Phase exit checklists *Project scope
*Work Breakdown Structures
*The importance of Total Float
*Obtaining stakeholder buy-in
*Adjusting the plan
*Common project pitfalls
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