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Project Management Fundamentals

Learners are introduced to the building blocks of project management, learning how to define, plan, and manage a project from a theoretical followed by a practical standpoint. There is a strong emphasis of the alignment of the practice of project management with three central aspects of best practice project management and case-study based scenarios

Audience (Foundation Level):  Project managers who have managed small projects featuring standard functional drop-in solutions; aspiring project managers.

Format: Lecture based with case-studies

Benefits: This course will be of benefit to learners who want to understand how to manage projects and the application of the any project management process. The course introduces learners to important project management techniques, key terminology and current methodology.

Learning Outcomes: After taking this course, the learner will be able to:

  • identify and classify project characteristics
  • outline the benefits of effective project planning and control
  • prepare and deliver good Project Charters (Project Charter Template)
  • define project objectives and create a project initiation document
  • show how a work breakdown structure as an input to developing a project plan
  • define the principles behind time and cost estimation
  • describe the different components of a project schedule
  • present an effective project management plan (Project Plan Templates) and how it is used to identify risks and issues
  • describe efficient techniques for controlling project performance (Change Control and Reporting Templates)
  • define how projects are closed successfully (Project Closure Template)
  • understanding how to setup project in Microsoft (MS) Project


Course Content: The following topics will be covered

  • Topic 1: – Defining what project management is all about
  • Topic 2: – The role and mind-set of the project manager
  • Topic 3: – Overview and rationale behind Best-Practice Project Management Process and how to use it
  • Topic 4: – Application of Project Management
    • Topic 4.1: – Evaluation of project initiation and key project metrics
    • Topic 4.2: – Project definition and project scoping
    • Topic 4.3: – Evaluation of project planning and milestones
    • Topic 4.4: – Evaluation of project execution & control
      • managing change
      • reporting progress
      • escalating issues 
    • Topic 4.5: – Evaluation of project closing
  • Topic 5: – Identifying project risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies (RAID)

The course follows an established and best-practice standard (PMBOK® Guide and Best Practice Project Management Process) which allows participants to understand project structures and methodology.

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