Project Management

Project Management Essentials

Effective project management skills are important to working professionals in any industry. The Project Management Essentials course offers participants the opportunity to define, plan and execute a project no matter how simple or complex the end goal. Participants will gain the tools and knowledge necessary to deliver successful projects both on time and on budget, while meeting any performance specifications determined from the outset. At a fundamental level, participants will explore the ins and outs of project management and the project life cycle including: project scope management, project time management, project cost management, project communications management, project risk management, project procurement management, project human resource management and project stakeholder management. All professionals working in six sigma or other quality control management process, process engineers, general managers, middle/senior management as well as product managers can benefit from the skills learned in this course and ensure that their efforts are in line with the most efficient and effective methods available for successful project management. Blending theory with practical examples and case studies, the Project Management Essentials course serves as a great stepping stone toward becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

The Project Management Essentials course provides students with an overview of the principle areas of project management. The course will introduce students to the advantages and disadvantages of different organizational structures, as well as the phases of an effective project management system. Students will examine the key skills of a project manager, and learn how to develop and apply those skills for project success. Students will also learn how to create a project schedule, resource plan, and budget, and how to monitor and evaluate a project to manage time, cost, scope, and resources.

The Project Management Essentials course will address the following primary course objectives:

  • Define Project Management
  • Describe the roles of Project Managers and their teams
  • Identify the scope of a project
  • Identify estimating methods
  • Plan key activities related to a project
  • Prepare a project plan
  • Describe the importance of setting up a monitoring and control process
  • Evaluate project performance

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