Project Management Project Management Basics

Project Management Basics


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Language: English

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This 1-day course covers fundamentals of project management. Students learn to define projects, create a work breakdown structure, develop a project schedule, define a project change control system, estimate costs, and evaluate project performance.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • determine project participants, set project objectives, and plan projects.
  • create a work breakdown structure, sequence activities, estimate activities, and sequence dependencies.
  • use charts to develop a project schedule and calculate the critical path.
  • develop procedures for project change.
  • estimate costs.
  • measure project performance and create a project performance report.

Topics Covered

Define the Project

  • Project Participants
  • Determining Influence of Stakeholders
  • Project Objectives and Planning
  • Identifying Benefits of Project Planning
  • Prioritizing Constraints in a Project

Activities and Dependencies

  • Project Activities
  • Creating a WBS
  • Identifying Sexual Harassment Claims
  • Understanding Employer's Responsibility
  • Sequence Activities
  • Identifying Types of Project Activities
  • Creating a PERT Chart
  • Analyze Activities
  • Determining an Appropriate Level of Detail
  • Creating an Activity Analysis Form
  • Assigning Work
  • Estimate Activities
  • Estimating Project Activities
  • Identifying Problems and Opportunities
  • Sequence Dependencies
  • Sequencing Dependencies
  • Identifying the Effect of Slack

Project Scheduling

  • Develop the Project Schedule
  • Identifying Benefits of Schedule Development
  • Understanding Schedule Development Constraints
  • Techniques for Schedule Development
  • Identifying Mathematical Analysis Techniques
  • Understanding Network Diagrams
  • Identifying Arrow Charting Methods
  • Understanding Gantt Charts
  • The CPM and PERT
  • Understanding CPM Scheduling
  • CPM Calculations
  • Understanding Critical Path
  • Understanding Duration Compression
  • Calculating Float

Project Change Control

  • Define Project Change Control
  • Understanding Change Control System
  • Accommodating Change
  • Understanding Change Control Board

Financial Issues

  • Estimate Costs
  • Analyzing Historical Information
  • Identifying Financial Issues in an Organization
  • Estimating Cost
  • Identifying the Project Budget
  • Understanding Duration Effects On Cost Estimates
  • Identifying Problems While Estimating Costs

Project Performance

  • Measure Project Performance
  • Determining Project Performance
  • Using Calculations in Earned Value Analysis
  • Controlling Project Cost
  • Report Project Performance
  • Understanding Project Reports
  • Understanding Progress Reports
  • Understanding Status Reports
  • Understanding Project Costs
  • Closing Projects
  • Understanding Final Project Report


There are no prerequisites for this course.


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