Project Management Fundamentals Training Course

Live Online Training (Eastern Standard Time zone) - Boston, MA, USA

 2 Days

 14 PDUs

What is a project manager responsible for?This Fundamentals of Project Management Training course will provide delegates with a brief overview of the world of project management. It covers basic Project Management concepts including project management definitions, project and project management life cycles, types of organizations, and who the project stakeholders are. It also covers five of the ten knowledge areas in enough detail for the participants to be able to use them in planning their projects at their workplace, including integration, scope, time, cost and stakeholder management.

The course goes over the 5 process groups: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing.

This Project Management Fundamentals course is introductory in nature and can be a great introduction to cross-functional organizations prior to pursuing a full PMP®️ exam prep course.

All students will be supplied with customized course materials.

Course Objectives

This course will:

Introduce delegates to the processes within project management

Teach delegates how to use common project management tools and techniques

Provide an opportunity to understand the scope of a project manager’s duties – useful for senior managers.

Course Format

The Project Management Fundamentals course in Boston, MA, USA is presented as PowerPoint presentations via Zoom or MS Teams which is explained by the instructor while keeping students engaged. Illustrations, whiteboards, and other tools will be used to demonstrate the key points.

Course Outline - PM Fundamentals

Project Management and the Big Picture

  • Defining what a project is – and is not
  • Understanding Projects, Programs, Portfolios, and how they relate to Organizational Strategy
  • Defining project management and the project lifecycle
  • Types of organizational structures – Functional, Projectized, Weak, Balanced & Strong matrix
  • Identifying, analyzing, and engaging the project stakeholders

Project Integration Management

  • Writing the project charter—Purpose, contents
  • Developing the Project Management Plan
  • The process of execution
  • The process of monitoring and controlling
  • Using Integrated change control
  • Change requests
  • Corrective & preventive actions

Planning the Project

  • Collecting Project requirements
  • Planning and defining the total project scope
  • Creating the WBS – Scope decomposition, Work packages, WBS dictionary
  • Identifying project activities
  • Estimating activity durations and resources
  • Analogous
  • Bottom Up
  • Parametric
  • Three-point estimates
  • Developing the project schedule
  • Network Diagrams (PDMs)
  • Dependencies & relationships
  • Estimating the project costs
  • Activity costs
  • Project budget
  • Cash flow analysis

Monitoring and Controlling the Project

Closing Out The Project

Certificate of Completion

At the completion of this training program, attendees will each be awarded PMI Endorsed Certificates worth 14 Professional Development Units (PDU’s), which can be used towards the hours needed for applying and sitting for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.

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