Project Management Fundamentals

1 day

Course Overview

Students will learn the basics of project management.




Students will become familiar with the basic techniques for planning and controlling a project.

Target student

Students should be new to project management and/or about to take on the management of a project.

This is an introduction to the basic principles of project management.

Course Outline

The Project Management Life Cycle

  • What is a project?
  • The project management life cycle
  • The role of the project manager
  • Setting Up for Success

Setting Up for Success

  • The Meaning of Success
  • The Initiation Phase
  • Project Definition and Scope
  • Putting together a Statement of Work
  • The Project Charter

The Project Team

  • The Teamwork Challenge
  • Selecting Team Members
  • The Team Charter

Risk Management

  • Project Risk

Project Plans

  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • Work Package Sequencing

The Project Schedule

  • The Scheduling Process
  • Time Estimates

The Project Budget

  • What is a Budget?
  • Creating a Preliminary Budget
  • Budget and Schedule Balancing

Project Tracking and Control

  • Moving the Project Forward
  • Monitoring for Project Progress
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Getting Back on Track

Communications Overview

  • Project Performance Reports
  • Project Change Requests

Project Close-Out

  • Elements of Close-Out
  • Evaluation of people and projects