Project Management Overview (PM5994)

This one-day course covers everything project participants, sponsors, stakeholders and managers will need to know in order to understand and participate in the project management process. Participants will learn the significance of effective project management and how their role can affect future project management results; various tools, techniques and processes necessary for sound project management; which areas can benefit from best practice principles; and what it takes to build and be part of a worldclass project management team.

Public class

1 day / 7 hours

Private class

Virtual classroom
Minimum no. of participants: 5
1 day / 7 hours
Price on request
English or French
Training plan: 

Module 1: Project Management Concepts

  • Workshop Logistics
  • How to Get the Most Out of This Workshop
  • Workshop Objectives
  • Workshop Contents
  • PMBOK Guide

Module 2: Project Management Concepts

  • Project Management in the Enterprise Environment
  • Programs
  • Projects and Sub-Projects
  • Project Management Offices (PMOs)
  • So What is Project Management?
  • The Project Management Process
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • Project Phases
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Rolling Wave Planning
  • What Defines a Successful Project?
  • The Project Management Triangle
  • Critical Success Factors
  • The Project Manager’s Skills and Knowledge
  • The Project Manager’s Role
  • The Project Participants
  • The Stakeholders
  • The Project Team
  • The Project Environment

Module 3: The People Side of Project Management

  • The People Side
  • The Social Style Model™
  • The Social Style
  • Versatility
  • The Communication Process
  • Virtual Communications

Module 4: Initiating the Project

  • Project Initiation
  • Defining Need
  • Defining Feasibility
  • Demonstrating Need and Feasibility
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Project Charter
  • Project Description
  • Project Purpose
  • Project Objectives
  • Project Requirements
  • Triangle Flexibility

Module 5: Planning the Project

  • Why Do You Plan?
  • Components of the Project Management Plan
  • Project Scope
  • Project Scope Statement
  • Project Deliverables
  • Exclusions
  • Constraints
  • Assumptions
  • Approach
  • Plan Procurements
  • Characteristics of an Effective Project Plan
  • The Investment of Planning

Module 6: Decomposition Using a Work Breakdown Structure

  • Project Decomposition
  • Decomposition Using a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Benefits of the Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Breakdown Structure hierarchy
  • Work Breakdown Structure Format
  • WBS Template
  • WBS Graphic Conventions
  • Activity Definition
  • Activities

Module 7: Estimating

  • Estimating Accuracy
  • Effort, Duration, and Cost
  • Methods for Estimating Effort

Module 8: Sequencing and Scheduling

  • Determining Sequence and Schedule
  • The Network Diagram
  • Dependencies
  • Milestones
  • Establishing the Network Diagram
  • Critical Path
  • Gantt and Bar Charts 

Module 9: Risk Management

  • What is Risk?
  • Elements of Risk Management
  • Risk Identification
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Responses for Negative Risk
  • Responses for Positive Risk and Opportunity
  • Risk Management Method
  • Risk Management Worksheet

Module 10: Executing the Project

  • Project Execution
  • Guidelines for Executing a Project Phase
  • Project Kickoff
  • Tracking Progress via Status Reports
  • Pitfalls of Project Execution

Module 11: Monitoring & Controlling the Project

  • Project Control
  • Key Control Activities
  • Planning versus Monitor and Control
  • Prerequisites for Effective Monitoring and Control
  • Taking Corrective Action
  • To Manage Risks
  • To Manage Quality
  • To Shorten the Project Duration (Time)
  • To Reduce Costs
  • To Accommodate Increasing Scope
  • Pitfalls to Project Control

Module 12: Closing the Project

  • Closing
  • Lessons Learned

Module 13: Summary and Conclusion

  • Critical Success Factors
  • Project Management Functions
  • Conclusion
  • One year access to the class recording
  • Course material accessible in electronic format
  • Certificate of attendance



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