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Project Management Fundamentals

Practice using the tools and techniques of formal project management.

GK# 2868

$1095 - $2700 CAD

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Course Overview

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A well-planned, well-managed project provides clarity, reduces risk, controls cost, and delivers value to the business.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals and best practices of project management through hands-on, real-world exercises. Ensure that you are delivering business value by assessing a project’s business case, identifying stakeholders and their relationship to your project, capturing product requirements, and establishing quality metrics to guide the development of your product and reassess the business case. Define product scope to provide clarity for project delivery and create a work breakdown structure to define project scope for the team. Manage your project within the planned budget and schedule by managing change and identifying and managing risks, assumptions, and constraints. Track the delivery of business value and close projects out cleanly.

By the end of this course, you should have gained a good understanding and experience of the core competencies that make a successful project manager.

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

PMI is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


This is a BYOD course. Students should bring a PC, Mac, or tablet to class in order to access digital course materials. Students can download a copy of the course materials in their MyGK account.

 

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What You'll Learn

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  • Articulate the relevance of core project management competences.
  • Identify key project goals and assumptions and set the stage for value delivery.
  • Understand how to identify stakeholders and assess how to engage with them during the project.
  • Meet stakeholder informational needs by creating an actionable communication plan.
  • Articulate product scope as part of the charter.
  • Become familiar with the process of eliciting and capturing requirements.
  • Create the WBS and dictionary that would deliver the scope in the project charter.
  • Perform a more detailed and systematic assessment of risk.
  • Articulate guiding quality characteristics for the project.
  • Sequence activities, create schedule, and estimate the cost of the project.
  • Manage change in projects.
  • Track value delivery in projects.
  • Understand the basics of a project retrospective.

Outline

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Classroom Live Outline

This delivery format includes both instructor-led sessions and On-Demand sessions.

Week 1 – Kick-off and Introduction

Class session: 

  • Introduction to course, review course schedule, expectations, etc.
  • Overview of blended learning methodology


Week 2 – Project Initiation and Communication Management

Class session: 

  • Review Project Initiation and Communication Management
  • Challenge lab: What makes a project manager successful
  • Challenge lab: Business case validity
  • Challenge lab: Write a SMART criterion
  • Challenge lab: Determine impact and influence
  • Challenge lab: Use RACI
  • Challenge lab: Identify information needs

 

On-Demand modules to complete by next week’s class:

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Match competence to scenario
  • Evaluate a project business case
  • Identify and assess stakeholders
  • Develop a communication plan

Reminder: To maximize your time and participation in next week's lab exercises, please complete the above modules prior to class.


Week 3 – Scope Definition, Risk Management and Quality Management

Class session: 

  • Review Scope Definition, Risk Management and Quality Management
  • Challenge lab: Improve a business case
  • Challenge lab: Documenting Stakeholder Requirements
  • Challenge lab: WBS demonstration
  • Challenge lab: Analyze Risk
  • Challenge lab: Identify quality metrics

On-Demand modules to complete by next week’s class:

  • Define Product Scope
  • Decompose Product Scope into Stakeholder Requirements
  • Create a WBS and Dictionary
  • Create a Risk Register
  • Establish quality metrics

Reminder: To maximize your time and participation in next week's lab exercises, please complete the above modules prior to class.

Week 4 – Resource Planning, Cost Management, Change Control, Release Management, and Project Closeout

Class session: 

  • Review Resource Planning, Cost Management, Change Control, Release Management, and Project Closeout
  • Challenge lab: Use the PERT formula
  • Challenge lab: Create a network diagram and calculate the critical path
  • Challenge lab: End of Course Assessment
  • Challenge lab: End of Course Survey

On-Demand modules to complete by next week’s class:

  • Create an initial schedule and budget
    • Create an initial schedule and budget
    • Determine the critical path
  • Review and disposition of a change request
    • Review and disposition a change request
    • Establish quality metrics
  • Use metrics to reassess a business case
  • Close out a project
  • Course Conclusions

Reminder: To maximize your time and participation in next week's lab exercises, please complete the above modules prior to class.

 

Who Should Attend

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  • Anyone who is involved in, or affected by, projects or change management within an organization, including project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project team members, subject matter experts, analysts, stakeholders, and senior managers who want to get more out of their project teams
  • Anyone in a leadership role who will benefit from an introduction to the art and science of project management
  • You should not take this course if you have taken IT Project Management or Applied Project Management. The subjects covered are the same.

 

PDUs

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This course qualifies you for the following PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs):

  • Leadership = 4
  • Strategic and Business Management = 3
  • Technical Project Management = 14

Total = 21

Follow-On Courses

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In this training course, you’ll gain the essential preparation needed to pass the PMP and CAPM® exams. Concentrating on exam content from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition and other sources, this course includes a wide variety of learning tools and study aids, all using Project Management Institute (PMI)® terminology. 

Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 3 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 3 day

On-Demand

Train at your own pace with 24/7 access to courses that help you acquire must-have technology skills.



Blended Live

Experience the best of instructor-led training and the flexibility of on-demand learning.


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