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Introduction to Project Management

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 14 14 0 0 1 6 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-led Training 14 14 0 0 1 6 0 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-led Training Virtual Instructor-led Training
PDU Total 14 14
Technical PMP/PgMp 14 14
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 6 6
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 1.4
  • CPEs: 16.5
  • PDUs: 14
  • Field of Study: Business Management and Organization

This course is for individuals on project teams who may not necessarily manage the cost control (earned value) or team building aspects of a project. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to apply basic project management skills, concepts, and techniques to manage small projects within their organizations.

Reminders: Participants taking this course should also take Project Leadership, Management and Communication (recommended but not required). Participants taking this course should not take Managing Projects.  These courses are redundant and will be treated as a single course toward all certificates.

  • Describe roles and responsibilities of project team members across the project life cycle
  • Define and develop the foundations of a project management plan, including the project requirements document, work breakdown structure, schedule, and other resources
  • Assist with the management and control of the project against the baseline
  • Close out a project effectively

This course uses digital materials.

  • Introduction to Project Management
    • Definition of a project
    • Definition of project management
    • Project constraints
    • Project life cycle
    • Project management process groups
    • Roles and responsibilities of the project manager
    • Project manager skills
  • Project Closeout
    • Guidelines for project closeout
    • Procurement and project or phase closure
    • Lessons learned
  • Project Execution and Control
    • Assessing project performance
    • Monitoring project performance
    • Project evaluation
    • Managing change
    • Configuration management
    • Managing risk
    • Project teams
    • Scope verification and customer acceptance
    • Stakeholder expectations
  • Project Initiation
    • Stakeholder identification
    • Influences on a project
    • Understanding the roles of senior management
    • Project charter
    • Needs assessment
    • SMART objectives
    • Requirements and specifications
    • Functional and technical requirements
    • Requirements documents
    • Project requirements document
  • Project Planning
    • Core team
    • Scope management
    • The work breakdown structure (WBS)
    • Estimating practices
    • Estimating techniques
    • Schedule planning
    • Scheduling tools (network diagram, Gantt chart, milestones chart)
    • Forward pass, backward pass, total float and critical path
    • Cumulative cost curve
    • Resource planning and tools (responsibility matrix, resource Gantt chart)
    • Risk management planning
    • Other planning processes: quality, communication, and procurement
    • Elements of a project management plan
    • Project baselines