Course length: 2.0 day(s)

Course Description

Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry's best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes.

The course will also examine the “why” and need for successful project management across the organization. Employees need to know the role they play to work successfully on a project from its conception to completion. This includes active sponsors, interested clients, and engaged management stakeholders.

Course Objective

You will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects.

The class is also for anyone considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices.


Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects would be preferable.

Performance-Based Objectives

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

identify the key processes and requirements of project management.

initiate a project.

plan for time and cost.

plan for project risks, communication, and change control.

manage a project.

execute the project closeout phase.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

Lesson 2: Initiating a Project

Lesson 3: Planning for Time and Cost

Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control

Lesson 5: Managing a Project

Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase

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