Duration: 1 Day

PDUs: 7

CEUs: .7


  • Project Managers
  • Team Members

  • Classroom Delivery

Virtual Delivery


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 Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) 4th 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.


  • 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


Project Management Basics

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


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


  • High level purpose and outputs
  • What is a project management plan?
  • Describe elements
  • 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


  • 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
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