Project Management: Foundations and Best Practices – Online
|This course takes place over four half-day sessions. Training Dates are November 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
This course introduces students to the foundations of successful project management, especially in a technology environment. Students will learn key project management concepts, then immediately apply them in a hands-on team simulation. This course approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project that is small to medium in size. It takes students through the project life cycle in the same sequence they would face when managing a real project in the workplace.
By the end of this class, you will understand how to manage a project from beginning to successful completion.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Recognize common causes of project success and failure.
Balance competing priorities.
Identify individual and team skills that affect the success of a project.
Initiate a project using chartering and a project kickoff.
Set stakeholder expectations early.
Identify deliverables and requirements, and create plans for managing them.
Perform the activities needed for a successful project planning phase.
Break down deliverables into tasks and activities using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
Identify dependencies between tasks and estimate the effort required to complete the tasks.
Develop a schedule, resource plan, and budget that fit the project.
Identify and manage risks.
Plan for communication, quality, scope changes and procurement.
Monitor project progress, steer a project during execution, and take corrective action.
Increase team motivation and performance.
Close out a project with requirements verification, acceptance and handoff.
Complete a lessons learned review.