Project Management Training


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This Project Management training class teaches students project-management techniques, including managing time and costs. 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. Course activities 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).

Students in this Project Management training class will also 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 controling project risks. Students will also discuss the characteristics of a good manager, build and maintain a productive team, and use analysis tools and reports to evaluate the performance of a project.

And in the final day of this Project Management training class, students will learn about contracts, procurement, solicitation, integration, and the project management process. Course activities will cover discussing types of contracts, identifying the role of procurement planning, soliciting contractors, evaluating proposals, negotiating contracts, developing a project plan, and implementing a work authorization system. Students will also identify process groups and variables, write closeout reports, and identify different methods of project termination.

  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
  17. Procurement planning
    1. Fundamentals of contracts
    2. Procurement planning
  18. Planning, soliciting, and selecting
    1. Solicitation planning
    2. Selection
  19. Contract administration and closeout
    1. Contract administration
    2. Elements of contract administration
  20. Project integration and plan development
    1. Integration
    2. Project planning
  21. Implementing plans and controlling change
    1. Implementing the plan
    2. Controlling change
  22. The project management process
    1. The process
    2. Initiation and planning
  23. Execution, control, and project closeout
    1. Project execution
    2. Controlling a project
    3. Closing a project

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