Project Management Basics

In this course you will learn the “must know” Project Management basics – 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.

2 Day Program
Program Objectives
  • Define roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager on projects
  • See how you can survive in a Matrix Organization using “borrowed” people
  • How to set clear stakeholder expectations
  • Clearly define and manage project risk
  • Learn how to accurately estimate time and cost
  • 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
  • Understand your fundamental role as a Project Manager
  • Discuss typical project life cycles and project definitions
  • How to write a Project Charter
  • 4 step method to create a simple Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Conduct a Risk Analysis
  • How to create accurate project time and cost estimates
  • Do’s and don’ts of estimating time
  • 6 techniques to estimate time
  • The Project Gantt Chart (Schedule)
  • 6 Ways to get Buy-in and Commitment on a Matrix Team
  • Matrix management – running projects with borrowed people
  • Managing Change on your Project
  • Simple project status reporting
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