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Project Management Essentials

Course Overview


This Project Management Essentials training course focuses on project management as a core competency and the application of key project management tools and technologies across business units. In addition to learning this model, participants will gain an overview of project management methodology and their role as either a manager with project management responsibility or as a member of a project team.

Course Content


Introduction

  • Project management basics
  • Project management principles
  • Project roles: Sponsor, Project Manager, User PM, Team Leader, etc.
  • Organizing for effective project management
  • Developing the project objectives and scope
  • Project planning: Developing the task and cost baseline
  • Budget Planning
  • Task Analysis
  • Risk management, Estimating, Planning
  • Getting resource commitments
  • Tracking and reporting progress

The Project Life Cycle

  • Project life cycle
  • Project versus product life cycle
  • Project phases
  • The planning and control cycle
  • Project Initiation
  • Planning a Project
  • Discussing the elements of a successful project

Control and Analysis

  • Project Definition, scoping, Project Definition Workshops
  • Managing project control information
  • Dividing large projects into Releases
  • Defining objectives, critical success factors, assumptions, constraints and deliverablesSupporting plans
  • Measuring your accomplishment
  • The earned value concept
  • Trend analysis
  • Project control
  • Workflow Management
  • Project Cost Analysis
  • Multiple Project Management
  • Prioritization Technique
  • Tracking and Controlling
  • Scheduling Tools
  • Optimization Control
  • Quality Management
  • Project Assurance
  • Change and Issue management
  • Managing quality: inspections, simulations, metrics, causal analysis, etc.
  • Standards and Compliance

Team Building

  • Fundamentals of Team Building
  • Resource Analysis
  • Human factors in project management
  • Managing limited organizational resources
  • Communication Techniques
  • Skill Management
  • Project Risks
  • Project Closeout
  • Cultural Issues and Alignment

Automation Tools and Trends

  • Tools and Products
  • Future Trends
  • Characteristics of the successful project manager
  • Project management automated and administrative support
  • Overview of Project Management Tools

Project Completion, Lessons Learned reviews

  • Participants consider how they can improve their own projects by applying what has been covered in the course
  • Planning and execution considerations
  • Resource reassignment plan
  • Hand-off of open items
  • Closeout of contractual agreements
  • Completion of project documents and archiving
  • Stakeholder Sign-off
  • Post-mortem

Customer Reviews


Thanks to Xpertised and the tutor who walked me through all the topics with Practical exposure which is helping me in my current project.
-Waseem

Course was quite helpful in terms of understanding of concepts and practicality. Its really a very friendly environment to learn. The timing were mutually chosen, as we both are working professional. I am quite satisfied with the course.
-Tanmoy

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