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Project Management Fundamentals

Learining Outcomes

  1. Understand the approach for planning a successful project
  2. Apply the best practices for outlining project scope
  3. Examine approaches on how to manage the different stakeholders on a project 
  4. Create components of Project Management Plan including Stakeholder Management Plan, Work Breakdown Structure (Scope), Risk Register
  5. Understand the concepts of planning time, cost and risks on a project 

Course Outline

1. Getting Started with Project Management

  • Identify the Characteristics of a Project
  • Understand the Project Management Life Cycle - Initiation to Closing 
  • Recognizing Project Success Criteria
  • Stakeholders and their impact on project success
  • Define the Role of a Project Manager and the team

2. Project Initiation

  • Project Charter
  • Understanding Stakeholders 
  • Creating a Stakeholder Management Strategy

3. Project Planning

  • Determining the Scope of a Project
  • Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Basics of Scheduling: Network Diagram, Gantt Chart, Critical Path
  • Basics of Budgeting: Cost Estimation, Cost Baselines, Project Funding Requirements
  • Finalizing Quality requirements
  • Identifying and analyzing risks: Risk Register
  • Managing resources and procurement

4. Project execution, monitoring and control, and closing

  • Executing the Project Management Plan
  • Monitoring Progress
  • Reporting Performance
  • Closing the Project
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