About the Course
The skills and knowledge you gain in this course will help you avoid making costly mistakes and increase your competitive edge. In this course, you will apply the generally recognized practices of project management acknowledged by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to successfully manage projects. Additionally, this course provides the required 35 credit hours needed to qualify for the PMP certification exam.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for individuals who have on-the-job project management experience (regardless of whether their formal job role is project manager), who are not certified project management professionals, and who might or might not have received formal project management training. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their project management skills, apply a formalized and standards-based approach to project management, and seek career advancement by moving into a formal project manager job role, as well as to apply for Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
- Define project management fundamentals
- Define project management within the organization
- Define the project management methodology
- Initiate a project
- Develop a project management plan and plan components
- Plan a project schedule
- Plan project costs
- Plan for quality, resources, and procurement
- Plan for risk
- Plan stakeholder engagement and communications
- Execute a project
- Work with stakeholders
- Monitor project work, scope, risks, stakeholder engagement, and communications
- Control project changes, scope, schedule, costs, quality, resources, and procurement
- Close a project
Lesson 1: Creating a High-Performing Team
The success of your project depends on the people involved. A key role of a project manager is to assemble and manage the project team and any additional stakeholders.
- Topic A: Build A Team
- Topic B: Define Team Ground Rules
- Topic C: Negotiate Project Agreements
- Topic D: Empower Team Members And Stakeholders
- Topic E: Train Team Members And Stakeholders
- Topic F: Engage And Support Virtual Teams
- Topic G: Build Shared Understanding About A Project
Lesson 2: Starting the Project
Now that you’ve assembled a high-performing, engaged, and empowered project team, you are ready to get started with the planning of the project. Planning includes all aspects of a project including budget, schedule, scope, quality, project activities, procurement, and closure.
- Topic A: Determine Appropriate Project Methodology/Methods And Practices
- Topic B: Plan And Manage Scope
- Topic C: Plan And Manage Budget And Resources
- Topic D: Plan And Manage Schedule
- Topic E: Plan And Manage Quality Of Products And Deliverables
- Topic F: Integrate Project Planning Activities
- Topic G: Plan And Manage Procurement
- Topic H: Establish Project Governance Structure
- Topic I: Plan And Manage Project/Phase Closure
Lesson 3: Doing the Work
Now that you have a project plan and have determined the requirements for managing the project from initiation to closure, you are ready to execute the project.
- Topic A: Assess And Manage Risks
- Topic B: Execute Project To Deliver Business Value
- Topic C: Manage Communications
- Topic D: Engage Stakeholders
- Topic E: Create Project Artifacts
- Topic F: Manage Project Changes
- Topic G: Manage Project Issues
- Topic H: Ensure Knowledge Transfer For Project Continuity
Lesson 4: Keeping the Team on Track
Now that the project team has been assembled and is doing the work of the project, you need to ensure that the team stays on track. As the project manager, you need to demonstrate the type of leadership that facilitates collaboration among the team and stakeholders, manages conflict, removes obstacles, and supports the team’s performance.
- Topic A: Lead A Team
- Topic B: Support Team Performance
- Topic C: Address And Remove Impediments, Obstacles, And Blockers
- Topic D: Manage Conflict
- Topic E: Collaborate With Stakeholders
- Topic F: Mentor Relevant Stakeholders
- Topic G: Apply Emotional Intelligence To Promote Team
Lesson 5: Keeping the Business in Mind
Keeping a handle on the changes in both the internal and external business environments is the project manager’s responsibility. Employing a continuous process improvement plan will ensure that the project’s success can be consistently repeated within your organization.
- Topic A: Manage Compliance Requirements
- Topic B: Evaluate And Deliver Project Benefits And Value
- Topic C: Evaluate And Address Internal And External Business Environment Changes
- Topic D: Support Organizational Change
- Topic E: Employ Continuous Process Improvement
This hands-on program includes group discussions, case studies, individual activity-based development and small group exercises to deepen your insights and sharpen your skills.