This course gives intensive instruction in project management fundamentals across the entire project life cycle. It provides proven strategies and practical tools for planning, executing, and controlling a variety of projects. It also offers detailed and sophisticated instruction in the critical areas of scheduling key events, controlling costs, and managing risks.
Participants will improve their ability to define the scope of a product development project and manage within that scope. They will learn how to identify and sequence tasks, estimate durations of tasks, schedule events and activities, plan for delays, control variances, manage costs, and utilize resources. Participants will also learn qualitative and quantitative techniques for identifying, analyzing, and mitigating risk, as well as the best ways and times to apply these techniques to the project environment.
Participants will be introduced to key theories, concepts, and practices, then put this knowledge to work in the classroom through a comprehensive set of case study activities revolving around a central scenario. Function-specific case study scenarios are available to provide a more realistic experience for participants.