Foundations of Project Management (PM11)

This course covers a wide variety of project management subjects and offers practical application to your current projects. This course is designed to give you a working knowledge of project management. You will be able to use these concepts the very next day on your projects thus giving you the edge over your competition.

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About this Course

This course covers a wide variety of project management subjects and offers practical application to your current projects. This course is designed to give you a working knowledge of project management. You will be able to use these concepts the very next day on your projects thus giving you the edge over your competition. This course follows the best practices for Project Management as outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI®).

Audience Profile

Project managers and team leaders


Course Outline

1. The Basics

  • Project Management Institute
  • PMI Certifications Requirements Summary
  • Purpose of the PMOK® Guide
  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Project Management Plan
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Processes
  • Five Process Groups
  • Nine Knowledge Areas
  • 9 Knowledge Areas vs. 5 Process Groups
  • Process Group Interaction & Project Phases
  • Project Selection
  • Program Management & Portfolio Management
  • Project ‘Grades’ vs. Level of PM Detail
  • Project Selection Processes
  • Basic Project Roles and Responsibilities

2. Project Initiation

  • Stakeholder Assessment
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Stakeholder Influence
  • Project Stakeholder Analysis
  • Key Decisions and Decision Makers
  • Scope Statement
  • Product Scope vs. Project Scope
  • Needs and Requirements
  • Difficulty in Defining Needs
  • Priority of Needs/Requirements
  • Needs/Requirements Stability

3. Project Planning

  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • WBS General Rules
  • Estimating Resources, Durations, and Costs
  • Project Estimating
  • Resource Estimating
  • Resource Estimating use the WBS
  • Cost Estimating
  • Three Types of Cost Estimating
  • Duration Estimating
  • Factors that Influence Duration Estimates
  • Reserve Analysis
  • Communications Planning
  • Project Team Development
  • Staffing Requirements/Resource Loading
  • Project Kick-off Meeting
  • Staff Training
  • Forming/Storming/Norming/Performing
  • Causes of Dysfunctional Teams
  • Team Expectations/Code of Conduct
  • The 6 Golden Rules of Meeting Management
  • Project Management Contradictions
  • Quality Planning
  • Cost of Quality
  • Tools & Techniques
  • Schedule Sequencing
  • Activity Sequencing/Logic/Dependencies
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Precedence Diagramming Method (PDM)
  • Dependency Attribute
  • Activity Sequencing – Lags & Leads
  • Precedence Diagramming Method Rules
  • Project Schedule Displays
  • Risk Management Planning
  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Response Planning
  • Risk Register
  • Procurement Planning
  • Contract Types
  • Contract Types vs. Risk Level
  • Schedule Development
  • Critical Path Method
  • Resource Leveling
  • Schedule Baseline
  • Project Management Baseline

4. Project Execution, Monitoring & Controlling and Change Control

  • Project Execution
  • Monitoring & Controlling Project Work
  • Execution and Monitoring & Controlling
  • Schedule Control – Baseline vs. Actual
  • Earned Value Technique (EVT)
  • Manage Project Team
  • Seven Sources of Conflict
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Risk Monitoring and Control
  • Contract Administration
  • Performance Reporting
  • Issues Management
  • Status Review Meetings
  • Internal Checkpoints and Customer Reviews
  • Integrated Change Control

5. Project Close-out

  • Contract Close-out (Client and/or Vendor)
  • Project Close-out
  • Bookshelving vs. Archiving
  • Administrative Closure
  • Project Management Pitfalls


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