Project Management Essentials

This course was designed as an introductory course for individuals who are new to project management or are looking to formalize their project management knowledge. It covers core project management concepts and terminology. It provides practical skills, concepts and principles that can be taken back and incorporated into current assignments. This course is based upon the 5th edition of the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMI – PMBOK)®.

Learning Objectives:

  • To feel more comfortable working as part of a project
  • To describe the project management process and its benefits
  • To understand and use project management vocabulary and terminology
  • To understand the key tools and techniques used in projects
  • To understand various project roles and responsibilities
  • To understand the major aspects of project initiation, project planning, project control and close-out

Course Outline

1. Introduction/Foundation

  • Projects and Project Management
  • Project Roles
  • Project Life Cycle

2. Project Initiating

  • Project Charter
  • Project Stakeholders

3. Project Planning

  • Scope - Product/Project
  • WBS
  • Schedule
  • Budget
  • Resources
  • Contingency Planning
  • Procurement

4. Project Executing

  • Communication Skills
  • Team Development
  • Continuous Improvement

5. Project Monitoring and Controlling

  • Status Reporting
  • Variance Management
  • Change Control Process
  • Deliverable Verification
  • Contract Monitoring

6. Project Closing

  • Formal Acceptance
  • Project Transition
  • Lessons Learned


Who should attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Project Team Members
  • Team Managers
  • Operational Contributors/SMEs
  • PMO Staff
  • Project Support Staff Members
  • Product Managers
  • Functional Managers
  • Senior Managers
This course can be schduled at your facility. Check our website to see if there is a public offering or it is offered online through our eLearning website.
Greta BlashFounder, course developer and senior instructor
Greta has extensive experience developing and teaching Project Management, MS Project, Agile and Business Analysis courses
Steve BlashFounder, course developer, senior instructor, speaker
Experience with IT agile, project management, PMO and aligning business strategies with project objectives

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