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Fundamentals of Project Management

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Course duration

  • 2 Days

Course Outline

This Fundamentals of Project Management course teaches students project-management techniques, from project initiation to project close. Students will identify the features and attributes of a project, the steps and variables of the project management process, the effects of environmental, socioeconomic and organizational structure issues, and the responsibilities of a project manager. Activities in this Fundamentals of Project Management training also cover defining the project scope, writing a project charter, developing a work breakdown structure, identifying time management components, describing schedule development, using mathematical analysis techniques, and assigning resources. Students will also learn how to estimate resource costs, create a capital budget, control the project costs, and compute a project's estimate at completion (EAC) and variance at completion (VAC). In addition, students will learn how to implement quality measures, handle project risks, acquire and motivate team members, and communicate effectively. Course activities cover identifying the characteristics and goals of quality management, creating a quality management plan, conducting an audit, developing a quality control system, designing a risk management plan, following a qualitative risk analysis process, creating a decision tree, and monitoring and controlling project risks.

  • Learn core Project Management Concepts
  • Learn about Project Management roles
  • Learn to define and initiate a project
  • Learn to verify the project scope and implement change control
  • Learn to estimate task duration and costs
  • Learn to schedule tasks and estimate resource requirements
  • Learn to estimate project and resource costs
  • Learn to acquire and assign resources to the project plan
  • Learn to implement quality and change control mechanisms
  • Learn to manage and respond to risk
  • Learn to execute the project plan and track progress
  • Learn to monitor and control project progress
  • Learn how to close a project successfully
  1. Fundamentals of project management
    1. Projects
    2. The project management process
  2. Characteristics of a project
    1. The project environment
    2. The project manager
    3. The project team
  3. Project initiation and scope planning
    1. Project Initiation
    2. Scope planning
  4. Scope definition, verification, and change control
    1. Scope definition
    2. Scope verification
    3. Scope change control
  5. Time management
    1. Activity definition and sequencing
    2. Activity duration
  6. Schedule development and control
    1. Schedule development
    2. Schedule control
  7. Resource identification and cost approximating
    1. Resource identification
    2. Cost approximating
  8. Budgeting and cost control
    1. Cost budgeting
    2. Cost control
  9. Quality management
    1. Fundamentals of quality management
    2. Quality planning
  10. Quality assurance and control
    1. Quality assurance
    2. Quality control
  11. Risk identification and management
    1. Fundamentals of risk management
    2. Risk management planning
    3. Risk identification
  12. Risk analysis, response, and control
    1. Qualitative analysis
    2. Quantitative analysis
    3. Risk response
    4. Risk monitoring and control
  13. Organizational planning
    1. Project managers
    2. Organizational planning
  14. Staff acquisition and team building
    1. Staff acquisition
    2. Team building
  15. Planning and distributing information
    1. Communications planning
    2. Distributing information
  16. Project performance and conclusion
    1. Performance reporting
    2. Concluding a project

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