Project Management Essentials


Planning Information

The duration of this course is 3 Days.
Classes are priced from $1,797.00. See individual sessions for details.


Description

This class and courseware were written with the intent to educate the student on the details of project management, beyond an introductory level.  It is possible that you are exploring the project management profession and seek the necessary exposure to what this industry entails.

This class is a natural extension of the preliminary education obtained through Springhouse’s Project Management Fundamentals class.  It is also a primer for any advanced project management education or certification prep courses.

This class was designed to take any fundamental project management education or experience and expand upon it.  We will discuss more items and more detail about these items in this course.  Along the way, you will also learn of best practices that are recognized within the industry that help to make projects successful.  Everyone wants a successful project.  Right?

This course is approved by the Project Management Institute and is eligible for 18 Professional Development Units (PDUs).


Intended Audience

This student workbook and class are intended:

  • For students new to the project management industry looking for intermediate project management education
  • For project managers or equivalent roles within an organization chartered to manage projects
  • Project team members, or managers of project team members looking to understand project management best practices in a supportive role

 


At Completion

In this class, you will:

  • Develop a working knowledge of core project management concepts
  • Understand how these concepts apply to day-to-day activities
  • Explore these concepts through classroom presentation, instructor commentary and workshop exercises
  • Learn how common project management best-practices can assist in effectively managing projects
  • Learn the various project life cycles, processes, and best practices used regularly on successful projects
  • Learn of the proper attitudes and personal skills necessary for successful project team performance, project success, and making you a valuable asset for your organization

Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that prior to this class, each student attend the Springhouse-led Project Management Fundamentals class, or global equivalent, or experience.


Materials

Springhouse developed student materials.


Course Outline

1 INTRODUCTION           

  • Welcome
  • Introduction

2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT         

  • What is it?      
  • Knowledge areas     
  • Process groups        

3 FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS     

  • Projects          
  • Operational work   
  • Programs     
  • Phases
  • Portfolio      
  • Key Roles 
  • Project constraints
  • Project life cycles       
  • Organizational structures
  • Project influences and assests                     

4 INITIATING PROJECTS

  • Inhibitors to project success        
  • How do projects begin?      
  • Project selection     
  • The project character
  • Project manager discussion         
  • Identifying project stakeholders

5 PLANNING THE PROJECT          

  • Which project life cycle to use?    
  • Project integration management
  • Project scope management
  • Schedule management        
  • Cost management   
  • Quality management         
  • Project resource management     
  • Communications management     
  • Risk management   
  • Procurement management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Project plan approval         

6 EXECUTING YOUR PLAN           

  • Direct and manage project work
  • Resource management         
  • Performing project communications   
  • Managing your stakeholders          

7 MONITORING AND CONTROLLING YOUR PROJECT       

  • Controlling and validating scope
  • Controlling the schedule
  • Controlling costs   
  • Earned value management
  • Controlling quality
  • Controlling communications        
  • Controlling risks     
  • Monitor stakeholder agreement          

8 CLOSING         

  • Closing the project or the phase           

 

 

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