Introduction to Project Management Workshop

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Duration: 1 Day

PDUs: 7

Audience:

  • Jr. Project Managers
  • Team Members
  • Individual Contributors

  • Classroom Delivery

Virtual Delivery

Description

This one-day course takes a light hearted approach to presenting project team members with a “big-picture” view of project management. It stresses the essential goals of project management and how project management works based on the PMBOK Guide4th Edition process groups and knowledge areas. The course uses hands-on exercises focused on a project case study designed to bring the theories and practices to life. A series of interactive exercises, utilizing tools and templates, provides an understanding of how the training relates to real-life project work.

Objectives

  • Define the goals of project management
  • Define key project management terminology
  • Build a work breakdown structure
  • Build a network diagram
  • Identify project risk and complete a qualitative risk analysis

Topics

Project Management Basics

  • What is project management?
  • What is the PMBOK® Guide?
  • Key terms and concepts
  • What are the basic elements of project management?

Initiation

  • High level purpose and outputs
  • What is a project charter?

Planning

  • High level purpose and outputs
  • What is a project management plan?
  • Describe the elements of a project plan
  • What is the team member’s role in planning a project?
  • Essential planning techniques
  • Work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Network diagram
  • Risk identification introduction and exercise
  • Risk response planning introduction and exercise
  • Critical path introduction and exercise
  • Required skills and gap planning exercise

Executing

  • What is project execution?
  • High level outputs
  • Project management activities
  • Team member characteristics

Monitoring and Controlling

  • High level purpose and outputs
  • Integrated change control exercise
  • Schedule compression exercise

Closing Process

  • What is closing?
  • Final course exercise
  • Course wrap-up