Project Management Skills
From Concept to Close

Workshop description:

You have been assigned as a project manager to an overwhelming project.  This three-day seminar covers the practical knowledge and hands-on exercises you need to prepare you for beginning and completing a project successfully.  You will learn how the Project Management Body of (PMBOK) can be integrated with each phase of the project life cycle. This is a hands-on course.  The class is divided into project teams.  Each project team develops a project from beginning to end using the project management concepts presented in this course.

You will learn to:

  • Match project goals and objectives to organization goals and stakeholder needs

  • Create a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Create a schedule with activities, duration, resource assignments and interdependencies

  • Determine the project communication requirements and reports

  • Establish a project management control and monitoring system

  • Close the project

Target Audience:

Project team leaders, project team members, or project managers who have little or no prior project management experience.

Course Outline

Module One-Project Framework

  • Definitions

  • Triple Constraints

  • Distinguish between product and project activities

  • Identify project life cycle

  • Identify product life cycle

  • Determine project team organization

Module Two-Project Start Up

  • Write project objectives

  • Develop project charter

  • Identify key milestones

  • Develop stakeholder management plan

  •  Plan review Meetings

Module Three-Plan the Project

  • Describe the planning processes

  • Gather project Requirements

  • Develop the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Plan the resource requirements

  • Estimate task duration

  • Estimate project cost

  • Construct the task network

  • Analysis the critical path

  • Develop the risk management plan

Module Four-Work the Plan

  • Create the baseline

  • Develop the change management plan

  • Monitor and control project plan

Module Five-Project Close

  • Acquire customer acceptance

  • Conduct lessons learned

  • Archive project documentation

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