Programming & Development

Project Management Essentials


In this course, students will identify and apply generally recognized practices in project management. NOTE: This course will earn you 21 PDUs.

Who Should Attend
The target student for this course is any individual who may need to perform project management activities in their job role on either a formal or informal basis, or any project team members who want to enhance their knowledge of project management in order to interact more productively with a project manager and perform more effectively on a project team.

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify the basic concepts and terminology of professional project management.
Launch a project.
Estimate project work.
Create a project schedule.
Plan project costs.
Plan for project risks.
Plan for project quality and compliance.
Manage human resources for your project.
Manage project procurements.
Plan for change management and monitor the project scope.
Monitor and optimize project schedule and cost.
Monitor quality of project work and the risks involved.
Plan communication strategies and manage stakeholder relationships.
Perform project closure.

Course Outline:

Project Management Basics
Factors Influencing a Project
How Organizations Choose the Right Project
Identify Project Stakeholders and Their Expectations
Identify the Project Scope
Prepare a SOW
Formally Authorize a Projec
Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Top-Down Estimation
Estimate Project Effort and Resources Using Bottom-Up Estimation
Reduce Risks in Project Estimates
Illustrate Project Flow
Identify Activity Resources
Schedule Project Work
Estimate Project Costs
Establish the Cost Baseline
Reconcile Funding and Costs
Create a Risk Management Plan
Identify Risks and Their Causes
Analyze Risks
Develop a Risk Response Plan
Deliver the Desired Project Results
Verify Compliance Requirements
Plan Your Dream Team
Put the Team Together
Build the Team
Manage the Team
Plan for Project Procurements
Obtain Responses from Vendors
Choose the Right Vendor
Manage Vendors and Procurements
Gear Up for Project Execution
Manage Project Changes
Monitor the Project Scope
Monitor and Control the Project Schedule
Optimize the Project Schedule
Monitor and Control Project Costs
Monitor and Control Risks
Put Quality Plans into Action
Control Project Quality
Communicate in a Project
Distribute Project Information
Manage Stakeholder Relationships and Expectations
Report on Project Performance
Hand Off the Project
Close Project Procurements
Wrap Up a Project

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