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Course #:WA2293

Project Management Essentials Training

As an organization moves to more project-focused management, it becomes critical that current and future leaders understand the dynamics of project management. In this workshop, we will define project management and other project-related terms, discuss why project management is important to an organization, and explain the critical success factors for projects. We will also discuss project estimating, scheduling, tracking and controlling, project plans and their individual components, all of which enable communication and help keep projects on track.


After completion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain why effective Project Management is important to the organization;
  • List the typical phases of a project lifecycle
  • List the critical success factors for all projects
  • Understand Work Breakdown Structures
  • Understand inter-task dependencies
  • Explain the different methods of estimating
  • Read the common scheduling charts (PERT Chart, CPM Diagram, Gantt Chart)
  • Explain the various scheduling terms
  • Understand why project tracking is critical and Create and use a Risk Management plan


Four days


Outline of Project Management Essentials Training

Chapter 1. Introduction

  • Course Objectives and Structure
  • Activity: Participant Introductions/ Objectives

Chapter 2.  An Overview of Project Management

  • The Nature of a Project
  • Activity: What is a Project?
  • Project Success and Failure The Project Manager’s Role
  • The Project Management Constraints

Chapter 3. The Structure of a Project

  • The Product Development Life Cycle The Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Decomposition
  • Project Phases and Milestones

Chapter 4. Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation Procedures Creating a Project Charter
  • Exercise 1: Initiate the Case Study Project

Chapter 5. Planning the Project

  • Functions of a Good Project Plan Structuring the Plan Components of a Plan
  • Exercise 2: Develop Part One of Plan Exercise 3: Develop Part Two of Plan Control Plans
  • Exercise 4: Develop Selected Control Plans

Chapter 6. Defining the Work to Be Done

  • Creating Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) The WBS Task and the Work Package  Uses of the WBS
  • Exercise 5: Develop the WBS

Chapter 7. Estimating & Scheduling

  • Allocation of Resources
  • Exercise 6: Determine Resources Estimating Concepts & Methods Estimating Strategies
  • Task Based Estimating Effort
  • Productivity Factors Influencing Factors Cost
  • Exercise 7: Estimate the Case Study Project
  • Network Diagrams
  • Exercise 8: Sequence the Case Study Project
  • Scheduling Concepts & Methods
  • Exercise 9: Schedule the Case Study Project
  • Gantt Charts
  • Exercise 10: Develop the Gantt Chart and the Resource Chart

Chapter 8. Risk Management

  • Portfolio Risk
  • Exercise 11: Determine the Portfolio Risk
  • Identification Assessment Quantification Response Planning
  • Techniques for Managing Risk Cost/Benefit/Risk Considerations Exercise 12: Develop the Risk Plan

Chapter 9. Project Execution & Control

  • The Executing Processes
  • Exercise 13: Create a WBS Dictionary
  • The Control Processes Exercise 14: Evaluating Change Exercise 15: Updating Plans Communication & Reporting

Chapter 10. Project Completion

  • Management of Project Completion Post Implementation
  • Measuring Success
  • Passing on the Lessons Learned Exercise 16: Conduct Lessons Learned Exercise 17: Develop the Final Report

Chapter 11. Summary and Conclusion

  • Review Next steps
  • Wrap-up Activity
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.
US Inquiries / 1.877.517.6540
Canadian Inquiries / 1.877.812.8887