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Practical Project Management

2 days, 13 instructional hours

About This Course:

In today's competitive business world, organizations are having to take on an increasing number of projects without the luxury of increasing headcount. More and more, personnel from every industry, without fundamental project management skills, are being thrust into the role of project manager.

If you are one of these "accidental" project managers, Practical Project Management will give you fundamental project management tools so that you and your current staff/team can "hit the floor, running." This course will give you the skills to effectively and efficiently manage and complete more projects, successfully, on time, and under budget.

Recommended For:

This course was designed for any organization that desires to "work smarter and not necessarily harder." This course will benefit anyone who is currently working on projects or will be working on projects and would like to learn the fundamental tools for successfully managing projects. This course is also an excellent refresher for those who have already had project management training.

While this course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), it is not designed to prepare participants to become certified in project management.

Training will provide knowledge to:

During this challenging but enjoyable two-day course you will learn how to:

  • Meet project objectives, scope, schedule, and budget
  • Establish and maintain high-performing project teams
  • Prepare a project charter and/or project A3
  • Develop a work breakdown structure, sequence, and critical path
  • Identify, evaluate, and manage project risks

Topics Covered Include:

  • Define: Prepare the project's objectives and scope, budget, milestones, deliverables and success criteria
  • Plan: Establish the project team, the project schedule, and critical path
  • Execute: Coordinate team tasks and assignments and manage variances to plan
  • Monitor & Control: Facilitate effective team activities and manage communications
  • Close: Conduct the final project review with stakeholders and customers. Analyze lessons learned, replicate and improve, and celebrate