Who Should Attend
This course is designed for staff members who are asked to manage programs and projects and require a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based approach to successfully manage such initiatives. In addition, this course is also for those who desire to learn the established processes, procedures, and terminology outlined in PMI when solving the most common project management issues. Finally, the course will serve as an excellent introductory prep for those desiring to attain their PMP certification.
Our course is taught by a Project Management Institute (PMI) authorized training partner instructor.
For those who want or need an introductory level course first, please see our Project Management for Team Members
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Field of Study: Personal Development
This intermediate course builds upon already established basic project management principles and provides a more in-depth examination of the processes established by the Project Management Institute (PMI) to ensure consistent, high-quality, timely results. The course helps students develop a clear focus on maintaining the delicate balance of the triple constraints of time, cost, and scope. The course also provides an end-to-end perspective on the various project life cycles and where these fit among the different types of projects. There will be an emphasis on project start-up, monitoring and gathering project performance data, and various aspects of project closeout.
Agile project management will be discussed in detail with exercises designed to illustrate the key aspects of this increasingly popular management approach. The differences between traditional or waterfall projects and the agile framework will be discussed and considered in detail. This highly interactive course will provide you with opportunities to apply and practice the principles and concepts covered throughout the training.
Students participating in this course will be able to:
- Define the 5 knowledge areas and how they work in conjunction with the 10 knowledge areas of project management
- Understand the differences between projects, programs, and portfolios
- Gain an understanding of the various life cycles that exist in project management
- Create a basic Work Breakdown Structure for planning purposes
- Create network diagrams to assist in establishing and understanding project flow
- Calculate the critical path of a project utilizing the forward and backward pass
- Apply key techniques to shorten project schedules when needed
- Review the basic navigational skills within Microsoft Project to create a basic project schedule
- Develop techniques for effective communications among stakeholders and project team members