Project Management Introduction to Project Management

Introduction to Project Management

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  • Course Delivery: On Demand
  • Duration: 6 
  • Language: English
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Audience: New to Project Management

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Features:

  • Video Lectures and Expert Instruction
  • Demonstrations
  • PowerPoint Slides and Visuals
  • Student Workbooks
 

Description

This course focuses on introducing participants to the practical basics of project management. Focus is placed on the ANSI and IEEE accepted standards for professional project management. Students can claim 21 PDUs/contact hours upon completion of this course.

Audience:

This course is best suited for those new to project management or desiring a refresher on the basics, and is especially effective when taken by entire project leadership teams.

This course features:

Video Lectures and Expert Instruction:

Our unique delivery simulates a one-on-one classroom environment, creating a more personal learning experience. Our highly certified expert instructors possess a superior understanding of the subject matter in their fields and have the ability to convey this knowledge in an effective, engaging, and professional manner to a wide audience. Practical knowledge is essential for success in a real world environment and we have chosen our instructors with this in mind - many of our instructors are business owners and have been employed in their respective fields for decades!

Demonstrations:

The hands-on demonstrations in our training allow the student to view practical application of concepts in real-world environments. Demonstrations are a way for the instructor to present how to perform a task on-screen in front of the student. This feature gives the student the power to see tasks performed by a professional in the intended environment as many times as they would like, without purchasing expensive software.

PowerPoint Slides and Visuals:

Our courses feature PowerPoint slides to illustrate concepts and complement the expert instruction. Many of the in-depth theories and processes discussed in our courses can be learned most efficiently through the detailed PowerPoint slides we provide. These slides are accompanied by an instructor voiceover to provide our students with a clear, efficient, and complete presentation of concepts.

Student Workbooks:

Our courses feature printable Student Workbooks for every chapter. Our printable Student Workbooks are a study tool that allows students to take notes and bring the course material with them when they may not have access to a computer. Workbooks can also be used electronically to quickly review PowerPoint slides and training topics.

 

Topics Covered

Course Detail

Section 01 - Introduction & Overview

  • Introduction & Overview
  • Course Expectations
  • Some Project Management Numbers
  • What Tools Do You Need?
  • Certifications
  • What Is Project Management All About?
  • How To Attain Great Results?
  • The Division of Skills

Section 02 - Teams & Leadership

  • Teams and Leadership
  • Janssen’s Model for Reactions to Change
  • Conceptual Approach
  • Spontaneous Approach
  • Normative Approach
  • Methodical Approach
  • Approaches Lead to Roles
  • The P.E.P. Cycle
  • It’s All In the Handoffs
  • Five Reasons for Balancing Your Project Team
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Absence of Trust
  • Absence of Conflict
  • The Changing View of Conflict
  • The Five (5) Conflict Resolution Modes
  • Lack of Commitment
  • Avoidance of Accountability
  • Inattention to Results

Section 03 - Project Communication

  • Project Communication
  • Why Is Communication Important?
  • With Whom Do We Communicate?
  • Listening
  • Channels of Communication
  • Where Do We Get Understanding
  • Hallway Conversations & Lunches
  • Didactic Communications
  • Meetings
  • Basic Meeting Rules
  • The Communications Plan
  • Team Board
  • The Use of Collaboration Tools

Section 04 - Stakeholder Management

  • Stakeholder Management
  • Who is a Stakeholder?
  • Steps in Basic Stakeholder Management
  • Stakeholder Super Groups
  • The People Who Oppose Your Project
  • Stakeholder Prioritization

Section 05 - The Basics of Project Management

  • The Basics of Project Management
  • There Are No Absolutes
  • What is Project Management?
  • The Iron Triangle
  • Project Boundaries
  • PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas
  • The Process Groups & Knowledge Areas Combined
  • Every Project Should Have…
  • Project Management Plan
  • The Project Management Plan Can Also Include
  • The Reporting Information Flow
  • The Project Data Sheet (PDS) / Charter
  • Status Reporting
  • Project Portfolio Dashboard
  • The Basic Planning Steps

Section 06 - Scope and Requirements

  • Scope and Requirements
  • The Importance of Scope & Requirements Definition
  • The PMI Scope Management Framework
  • The Product vs. Project Scope
  • What is a “Requirement”?
  • Types of Requirements
  • Getting Quality Requirements
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • What the WBS Is
  • What a WBS is NOT
  • Components of the WBS
  • A Basic WBS
  • Managing Change
  • What’s wrong with this WBS?
  • Answer Four Key Questions
  • The Fourth Question…
  • Why use a WBS?
  • Introduction to Displayed Thinking
  • In Scope and Out of Scope
  • WBS
  • A Use Case
  • Detailed Use Cases

Section 07 - Developmental Methodologies

  • Developmental Methodologies
  • Project Management & Development Methodologies
  • Developmental Methodology Pyramid
  • Developmental Methodology Chart
  • Three Major Types
  • The Basic Waterfall Model
  • Keys to the Waterfall Model
  • Waterfall Keys Challenges
  • The Spiral Development Cycle
  • Advantages of the Spiral Model
  • Challenges of the Spiral Model
  • Prototyping
  • Reasons to Prototype
  • Dangers of Prototyping
  • Agile Development Values...
  • The 12 Principles of Agile Software
  • XP Is Customer Focused
  • XP, How Does It Work?
  • Iteration 0
  • The Basic Steps
  • Tools For Agile Development
  • Feature Cards
  • Major Methodologies
  • Selecting A Methodology

Section 08 - Effective Budgets & Schedules

  • Effective Budgets & Schedules
  • The Basic Steps in Scheduling
  • Sequencing
  • Sequencing Methods
  • Sequencing - Finish to Start
  • Sequencing - Start to Start
  • Sequencing - Finish to Finish
  • Sequencing - Start to Finish
  • Sequencing Diagram
  • Resource Estimating
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Duration Estimating
  • The Critical Formula
  • Efficiency vs. Availability
  • Project Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
  • PERT Example
  • Stages for Budget Development
  • Estimating Techniques
  • Don’t Back into Your Schedule
  • Critical Path Method
  • To Decrease Your Schedule
  • Brooke's Law

Section 09 - Project Performance

  • Project Performance
  • What Causes Project Delays?
  • Multi-Tasking
  • What Behavior Do You Want?
  • The Keys to Success
  • Measuring Success
  • Project Performance Chart
  • The Triangle
  • Introduction to Earned Value
  • Earned Value Requirements
  • Earned Value - Key Terms
  • Project Performance Key Values
  • Cost Analysis
  • Schedule Analysis
  • Forecasting - ETC
  • Forecasting - EAC
  • Forecasting - TCPI
  • Earned Value Graphs
  • Earned Value Radar
  • Spark Lines and Bullet Graphs
  • Earned Value Chart
  • The Results
  • Conclusions

Section 10 - Change Management

  • Change Management
  • Keys to Managing Change
  • Scope Change Management
  • Change Request Form
  • Action Items or Issues
  • Course Closure
 

Quiz Information

Once a topic is completed, our built-in review quiz allows you to assess your progress and identify areas where additional study may be required. After this assessment the student can go back give some extra attention to different subject areas within a topic if necessary.

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