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Project Management for Contracting Professionals Course

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 28 28
Technical PMP/PgMp 28 28
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.8

As government agencies and companies continue to streamline operations and with the huge growth in public- and private-sector outsourcing, contract management is increasingly taking on many of the elements and responsibilities of project management.

When the lines between contract management and project management blur, clear communication and a working knowledge of each discipline’s core elements and competencies are vital to the success of a contract or project.

Reflecting the latest practices in the project management field, and viewed from the special perspective of contracting professionals, this course offers concise instruction on project management. Step-by-step, the course covers the entire project life cycle—from selection and initiation, through planning, implementation, and control, to termination and closeout.

Through case studies, exercises, and an array of practical experiences, you will learn lessons you can relate directly to your procurement activities immediately upon completing the course.

  • Use the key elements of procurement management to effectively manage projects
  • Identify project management components and processes
  • Assemble and manage a high-performance team
  • Set realistic, measurable goals and objectives
  • Master fundamental project management skills, concepts, and techniques

This course uses digital materials.

  • Introduction to Project Management
    • Definition of a project and project management
    • The triple constraints
    • Project life cycle
    • Project Management process groups
    • Contracts
    • Types of authority
    • Typical roles and responsibilities
    • Who is in charge?
  • Project Initiation
    • Influences on a project
    • Understanding the roles of senior management
    • Assess business needs and opportunities
    • Project selection and selection tools
    • Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR)
    • Present value and net present value
    • Payback period
    • Formulate good objectives
    • Requirements: functional and technical
    • Prototyping and progressive elaboration
    • Project charter and Project Requirements Document (PRD)
  • Project Planning and Estimating
    • Core project team
    • Scope planning
    • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Estimating: good practices and techniques
    • Schedule planning
    • Cost planning and estimates
    • Resource planning
    • Risk management planning
    • Procurement planning
    • Communication and quality planning
    • The project plan
  • Project Implementation
    • Project Baseline
    • Project Performance
    • Earned value
    • Assessing project status
    • Performance reporting
    • Project evaluation
    • Managing change
    • Configuration management
    • Managing risk
    • Quality assurance
    • Developing the project team
    • Managing stakeholder expectation
  • Project Closeout
    • Guidelines for project closeout
    • Project closeout issues
    • Scope verification and customer acceptance
    • Contract and administrative closeout
    • Lessons learned
    • People-oriented closeout activities