AP305 - Project Management: Fundamentals

This 1-Day virtual Project Management Best-Practices course provides an overview of fundamental elements of the project lifecycle – from project initiation through project close. With a focus on traditional project management concepts, students will complete this course with an improved ability to understand the best path forward for bringing projects to successful completion.

Students will benefit from this course by understanding the foundational principles of project management, improving their project management skills, utilizing tools and techniques to effectively manage projects, gaining a common project management language to improve communication, and learning frameworks to identify, manage, and mitigate risk. Concepts learned in this course are immediately applicable to ongoing projects.

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  • To ensure your success we recommend you have some working knowledge of your computer's operating system. Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects would be preferable.

Detailed Class Syllabus

1 - Introduction

What are Projects?
What is Project Management?
Basic Project Management Process
Project Selection
How Projects Further Organizational Goals
What Factors can Influence Projects?
Project Management Tools
Role of the Project Manager
The Language of Project Management

2 - Starting a Project

Authorizing the Project (Project Selection)
Assigning the PM
Identifying and Documenting the High-Level Scope
Gathering a Planning Team
Identifying and Documenting the Impacted Parties

3 - Planning a Project

Adapting to the Needs of the Project (Planning Level)
Identifying the Work Required
Estimating Time, Cost and Resources Required
Developing a Schedule
Developing a Budget
Planning Communications and Quality
Risk Management
Purchases and Outside Vendors for a Project

4 - Executing the Project

Managing Participants in the Project
Managing Interested and Impacted Parties
Performing the Planned Work
Negotiating and Signing Contracts
Managing Communications, Risk and Quality

5 - Overseeing and Controlling the Project

Controlling the Scope, Schedule and Budget
Controlling Change to the Project (Scope, Schedule, Cost and Final Product)
Quality Assurance and Control
Contract Administration

6 - Ending a Project Overseeing and Controlling the Project Executing the Project

Closing Contracts
Transferring the Final Product
Lessons Learned and Archiving Records