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Introduction to Project Management (2 days)
 
It’s not necessary for everyone to understand project management in great detail or to be fully proficient in utilizing every one of the tools. However, it can be very useful for everyone involved with projects to be familiar with the fundamentals.

The Introduction to Project Management Seminar is geared to those who only need a well-rounded but basic understanding of project management principles and practices. It provides a complete picture of the art (behavioral skills) and science (technical skills) of project management, without all of the detail. Anyone involved in project work will learn how to significantly enhance their working relationships.
 
Who should attend:
Anyone who regularly interfaces with projects and project managers will benefit from attending this workshop. This includes team members new to project management, and project support people who only need to understand the basics of project management.

Key topics covered include:
  •  Identifying and displaying the project tasks
  •  Working with a team to developing project network diagram
  •  Fundamentals of estimating
  •  Fundamentals of risk management
  •  Reporting progress and the value of having an “early warning” mindset
  •  The value of executing project work in a team environment
  •  How the team can support the project manager
  •  Managing to an orderly project closeout

Participants will learn how to:
  •  Develop a Work Breakdown Structure in a team environment
  •  Estimate work package effort, duration, and cost
  •  Develop a risk-based project schedule in a team environment
  •  Effectively interact with other team members
  •  Provide accurate and reliable input on project status

Instructional methods and learning tools:
  •  Interactive classroom instruction
  •  “Hands-on” small group exercises

Take-away tools:
  •  Template for capturing and documenting comprehensive customer requirements
  •  Template for developing a Project Definition Document
  •  Checklist for identifying potential project problems
 
For more information on this program contact us