Project Management Fundamentals (2-day)

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About this Course

This two (2) day project management class is a combination of fundamentals, best practices, and application of the concepts presented using a real world class project from the participants’ organization.

This class will cover all major components of basic project management required for managing real world projects but is not comprehensive enough to qualify candidates seeking to pass the PMP Certification exam. Pace of the class will be focused on developing a real world class project, and content can be expanded for passed over depending on the experience and direction of the participants.

This course features:

  • Basic concepts of Program Management and skills needed to manage multiple projects to gain the maximum benefit to the organization.
  • Basic concepts of project management to insure timely and effectively delivery of projects
  • Overview of project management structures and discussion on the best alignment for the Class project.
  • How to improve communications using Social Styles.
  • Identification of a real world project to support discussion throughout the five phases of project management (Initiation, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing)
  • Instructor will use experience on actual projects for case studies and examples.
  • Development of a high level project management plan that can be used to guide development of the real world class project after completion of the class.

Audience Profile

Associate project managers, project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, project analysts, project leaders, senior project managers, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project sponsors, and project team members.

Intended for those who want to expand their knowledge of the evolving project management environment, begin to gain the necessary experience for PMP certification, or prepare for upcoming projects.


Some exposure to managing projects would be beneficial, but not required.

Course Outline

1. Introduction

  1. Course Overview
  2. Class objectives
  3. Identify Class Project and Project Team

2. Using Social Styles to improve communications

  1. Identifying your social style colors
  2. Communicating with others

3. Project Management Concepts

  1. Portfolio Management
  2. Program Management
  3. Project Management

4. Organizational Structures

  1. Functional vs Matrix vs Projectized
  2. Structure for class project

5. Project Initiation

  1. Develop Project Charter
  2. Identify Stakeholders

6. Project Planning (Plan the Work)

  1. Develop Project Management Plan:
    1. Scope
    2. Schedule
    3. Cost Management
    4. Stakeholder Management
    5. Communications Management
    6. Quality Management
    7. Humana Resource Management
    8. Procurement Management
    9. Risk Management
    10. Risk Responses
  2. Perform Detailed Planning:
    1. Collect Requirements
    2. Define Scope
    3. Create WBS
    4. Define Activities
    5. Sequence Activities
    6. Estimate Activity Resources
    7. Estimate Activity Durations
    8. Develop Schedule
    9. Estimate Costs
    10. Determine Budget
    11. Identify Risks
    12. Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
    13. Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis

7. Executing (Work the Plan)

  1. Direct and Manage Project Work
  2. Manage Stakeholder Engagement
  3. Perform Quality Assurance
  4. Conduct Procurements
  5. Manage Communications
  6. Acquire Project Team
  7. Develop Project Team
  8. Manage Project Team

8. Monitoring and Controlling

  1. Monitor and Control Project Work
  2. Perform Change Control
  3. Control Procurements
  4. Control Stakeholder Engagement
  5. Control Scope
  6. Control Schedule
  7. Control Costs
  8. Control Quality
  9. Control Risks
  10. Control Communications
  11. Validate Scope

9. Closing

  1. Close Procedures
  2. Close Procurements
  3. Close Project or Phas