Project Management Fundamentals

In this course you will learn the Project Management essentials – plan, manage, monitor, control, assess risks and report your project. Learn how to manage client expectations, push back “do it faster” managers and clients to handle to inevitable project changes. Delve into working with matrix teams and their unique management. Practice estimating for planning and reporting purposes.
3 Day Program
Program Objectives
  • Learn how to set and manage stakeholder expectations
  • Define roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager on projects
  • See how you can survive in a Matrix Organization using “borrowed” people
  • Understand how to define clear roles and responsibilities and hold people accountable
  • Learn the 5 essential parts of a Project Management Methodology
  • Learn how to accurately estimate time
  • Learn how to build reasonable contingency into your projects
  • Create a project Gantt Chart (schedule) that reflects reality
  • Learn how to hold clients and managers accountable for project changes
  • Learn how to get buy-in and commitment from a matrix team
Course Highlights
  • What is Project Management?
  • Your Responsibilities
  • Common Definitions
  • Typical Project Lifecycles
  • Matrix Management-managing with borrowed people
  • The Project Charter
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Customized Planning Case Study
  • The Risk Analysis
  • Time & Cost Estimating
  • Estimating Do’s & Don’ts
  • 6 Estimating Techniques
  • Adding in Contingency
  • The Project Schedule or Gantt Chart
  • Creating a strong project team
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Reporting-Who & How?
  • Managing Project Changes
  • Variance Reporting & Earned Value
  • Getting Buy-In and Commitment from the Team (6 Techniques)
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