PMI_PM_0610 - Project Management Fundamentals - EPIC

This course is a primer on the basics of Project Management. It will provide students with the big picture of how Project Management tools and techniques are used to establish a firm foundation for a project. The student will learn the standard components to a project including key terminology. The class will allow students to create the supporting project artifacts, and manage them through the project lifecycle to its completion. Students will also understand key components of a successful project team including effective communications, behaviors and some advanced project processes including Risk Management.

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Prerequisites


Students should have a basic understanding of projects; how they are started, planned, staffed and managed; students should already have experience as a member on a project.

Detailed Class Syllabus


INTRODUCTION


COURSE OVERVIEW
PROJECT MANAGEMENT FACTS
SOURCES OF PROBLEMS ON FAILING PROJECTS

FUNDAMENTAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS


TOPIC A – PROJECT INFORMATION
Projects
The Project Manager
Project Management
Project Process Groups
The Project Management Life Cycle
Process Group Interactions
Stakeholders
TOPIC B – ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONCEPTS
Phase – Project – Program – Portfolio
The Triple Constraint
Risk, uncertainty and cost of change
Activity(s) & Review

INITIATING


OVERVIEW
KEY DELIVERABLES
TOPIC A – STARTING A PROJECT WITH A CHARTER
Project Charter
Constraints and Assumptions
TOPIC B – CAPTURING PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS
Identify Stakeholders
Stakeholder Analysis
Activity(s) & Review

PLANNING


OVERVIEW
KEY DELIVERABLES
TOPIC A – THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT PLAN
The Project Management Plan
Subordinate Plan Examples
The Human Resources Plan
The Communications Management Plan
TOPIC B – SCOPE MANAGEMENT
Know what you will build
Requirements
Requirements vs. Scope
Project Scope
TOPIC C – SCHEDULE AND COST MANAGEMENT
Estimates
Sequencing Tasks
Verifying Sequence Logic – The Schedule Network Diagram
Critical Path
The Project Schedule
The Project Budget
TOPIC D - RISK AND ISSUE MANAGEMENT
Risk Management
Issue Management
Project Success Criteria
Why all this planning?
Activity(s) & Review

EXECUTING


TOPIC A – EXECUTE THE PROJECT PLAN
Overview
Key Components
Acquiring the Project Team
Distributing Information
Managing Stakeholder Expectations
Activity(s) & Review

MONITORING AND CONTROLLING


OVERVIEW
Key Deliverables
TOPIC A – MONITORING PROJECT QUALITY
Project Quality Management
Quality Assurance
Quality Control
Tools and Techniques
Control Chart
Other Quality Tools
TOPIC B – MONITORING PROJECT SCHEDULE PERFORMANCE
Schedule Variance
Fast Tracking and Crashing
TOPIC C – CHANGES TO A PROJECT
The Change Control Process
TOPIC D – MONITORING THE PROJECT TEAM
Managing the Team
Conflict Management
Activity(s) & Review

CLOSING


OVERVIEW
Key Deliverables
TOPIC A – FINISHING THE PROJECT
Closing the Project or Phase
Lessons Learned
Activity(s) & Review