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Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management

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Project Management Training: Understanding Project Management

Price: $ 49.95+GST

The Project Management Institute defines project management as, The application of knowledge, skills, and techniques to execute projects effectively and efficiently. This course will give you the project management tools that you need to plan, manage, and execute small to medium sized projects.

This in-depth course will take you through all aspects of project management. First, you will consider what a project is and what a project manager does. Then, you will work through the four stages of the project life cycle: conceptual, planning, execution, and termination. You will also learn some supporting skills, like teamwork, communication, and presentation.

Table of Contents

1. Course Overview
2. What is a Project?
3. Project Management Basics
4. Pre-Assignment Review
5. How Can Projects Help Me?
The Benefits of Projects
Case Study: Mary Marvelous
6. A Project’s Life Cycle
7. Selling a Project
Tom Peters
The Priority Matrix
8. Preparing Your Project
9. The Role of a Project Manager
A Project Manager’s Skills
Key Skills
10. Project Goals
11. Laying Out the Project
The Statement of Work
Individual SOW
Project Planning Worksheet
Writing Reports
12. Project Risks
Risk Tolerance
About Risks
Reducing Risks
13. Contingency Planning
14. What Really Needs To Be Done?
Beginning to Plan
Preparing a Basic Schedule
Other Scheduling Factors
Scheduling My Project
15. The Work Breakdown Structure
16. Planning Tools
Two Basic Tools
Gantt Charts
The Network Diagram
The Flow Chart
17. Budgets
18. Teamwork
Why is Teamwork Important?
Building a Winning Team
19. Developing Teams
Four Issues to Address with Project Teams
Team Development
20. Putting it Into Practice
Decision Information
Individual Action Steps
21. Communication Tips
22. Closing Out a Project
23. Team Meetings
24. Presentation Primer
25. Project Presentations
26. Personal Action Plan
27. Recommended Reading List
28. Post-Course Assessment