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Home > Training > Project Management > Project Management Overview Training

Project Management Overview Training

Course#: TP2550

This course provides an introduction to Project Management and the core concepts and best practices used in this discipline. This one-day seminar provides participants with an introduction to the most important concepts in formal project management methodology.  The class introduces the basics of the triple-constraint model – scope management, time management, and cost management – then it presents the essentials of quality management and risk management.  As this is an introductory class there will be a few exercises to give the students a chance to get some hands-on learning in these areas.

What do the Great Pyramid of Giza and an effort to build a new accounting system have in common?
Both are examples of projects that had, as many projects do, an impact on their societies or organizations. 
Not every project impacts society in the same way that the Great Pyramid did.  But every project has the capability to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of organizations.  Those who manage projects follow a proud tradition of creating results and a host of challenges that make projects tough.

As organizations cope with the scarcity of resources, demands for increased productivity and service levels, and a rapidly changing workplace, project management will be one of the key skills of managers.

Managing projects is always a challenge, especially when those projects involve multiple stakeholders, new or unproven technology, shifting or unclear project requirements, and constrained resources.  Those project challenges multiply in a fast-paced, highly competitive workplace.

Projects today can be more difficult than in the past because they:

  • Operate in an environment of often-conflicting goals and outcomes
  • Involve many layers of stakeholders with varied interests
  • Are allowed little tolerance for failure
  • Operate in organizations that often have a difficult time identifying outcome measures and missions
  • Are required to be performed under constraints imposed by administrative rules and often-cumbersome policies and processes
  • Require the cooperation and performance of agencies outside the project team for purchasing, hiring, and other functions
  • Must often make do with existing staff resources

Who Should Attend?

The primary audience for this course is people who lead projects. The secondary audience for this class is project team members.  Students on a track to take the PMP examination should consider taking this course.

Credits

7 PDUs

Duration

1 day

Outline of TP2550 Project Management Overview Training

This seminar provides participants with a process that introduces them to the key points of project management methodology as presented in the PMBOK® Guide, 5th Edition. Specifically they will learn:

1. Triple Constraint

  • Scope
  • Time
  • Cost

2. Quality Management

  • Planning quality
  • Quality Assurance

3. Quality controlRisk Management

  • Planning for risk management
  • Identifying risks
  • Assessing risks
  • Risk mitigation
  • Risk control
We regularly offer classes in these and other cities. Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Montreal, New York City, Orlando, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC.
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