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Project Planning Analysis and 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 28 28 0 0 8 8 0 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 28 28 0 0 8 8 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 8 8
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: 2.8
  • PDUs: 28

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.

Reminder: Participants taking this course should not also take Managing Projects, Risk Management, IT Risk Management and Scheduling and Cost Control due to redundancy (but not prohibited).

  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of project managers across the project life cycle
  • Define and develop the foundations of a project management plan, including project requirements, work breakdown structure, schedule, resources, and other cost estimates
  • Describe project risk identification, risk assessment, and risk mitigation strategies
  • Control the project by managing 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
    • The Project Constraints
    • Influences on a Project
    • Organizational Structures and Their Influence on Projects
    • External Influences on a Project
    • Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
    • Project Life Cycle Key Documentaiton
  • Project Closeout
    • Typical Closeout Steps
    • Final WBS Review
    • Measure Outcomes (Success Criteria)
    • Fulfill Contract Obligations
    • Reaffirm Relationships 
    • Administrative Closeout
    • Assess Lessons Learned
    • Celebrate Success
    • Assess Management Performance
    • Final Project Evaluation
  • Project Implementation
    • Project Control Considerations
    • Responsibilities in Project Control
    • Tools and Techniques for Project Control
    • Project Monitoring Processes
    • Managing the Triple Constraint
    • Earned Value Management (EVM)
    • Schedule and Cost Variance
    • Interpreting EVM Calculations
    • Percent Complete and Percent Spent
    • The 50-50 Rule
    • Change Control and Change Management
    • Configuration Management
  • Project Initiation
    • Project Selection and Tools
    • The Right Start
    • Stakeholders
    • Inherent Risk
    • Assessing Needs
    • Formulating Good Objectives
    • Requirements and Specifications
    • Requirements Tools and Alignment
    • Project Charter
    • Project Requirements Document (PRD)
    • From Initiation to Planning
  • Project Planning
    • Planning’s Foundation: Scope and Requirements
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
    • Resource Planning and Tools
    • Good Estimating, Tools, and Practices
    • Schedule Planning Common Tools
    • Network Diagramming
    • Critical Path
    • Determining Float
    • Lag and Lead
    • Gantt Charts
    • Ways to Speed Up Schedules
    • Cost Planning
    • Baseline Costs Plus Reserve
    • Resource Planning and Tools
    • Communication Planning and other Essential Planning Processes
    • Elements of a Project Management Plan
  • Risk Management
    • Risk Management: Elements and Characteristics
    • Risk Management—A Full Project Life-Cycle Responsibility
    • ESI’s Risk Management Model
    • Step 1: Risk Management Planning
    • Step 2: Identify Risks
    • Risk Identification Guidelines
    • Idea-Generation Techniques and Tools
    • Step 3: Analyze Risks
    • Presenting Probability and Impact
    • Probability Assessment: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches
    • Expected Value
    • Decision Tree
    • Step 4: Prioritize Risks
    • Risk Prioritization Tools and Techniques
    • Step 5: Risk Response Planning
    • Response Strategies for Threats and Opportunities
    • Risk Response Development
    • Allocating Risk Reserves
    • Risk Monitoring and ControlStep 6: Execute Risk Strategy
    • Step 7: Evaluate Results 
    • Evaluation Guidelines
    • Step 8: Document Risk Management Results
    • Risk Documentation