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Project Management: Building a Solid Foundation

Instructor(s): Denise Brown
Course Length: 3 Days


  • Gain knowledge of essential tools of Project Management according to the Project Management Institute (PMI) standards
  • Apply theory of Project Management and its application to the daily realities of working in a cross-functional environment.

Significant achievement is made within this course through interactive, real-life case studies. Assessments are conducted to assist each person in ‘mapping back’ the learned theory to reality. This course will enable each person to:

  • Develop solid organizational as well as documentation skills.
  • Have an understanding of how to efficiently apply process and procedures in a project environment for large and small projects.
  • Customize documents/templates for efficient use of time while attempting to meet deadlines.

Overview of Project Management

  • Managing Perceptions
  • Standards from PMI
  • When to Use Project Management
  • Most Important Component to Project Management
  • Project Charter
  • Scope Definition Document

Project Managment Life Cycles

  • Initiate Phase
  • Planning Phase
  • Controlling/Monitoring Phase
  • Execute Phase
  • Close Phase
  • How to Apply Phases to Your Work Routine

Overview of Team Building

  • Responsibilities Defined
    • Project Manager; Team Members and Senior Management Responsibilities in a project environment
  • Teams in a Multi-Project Environment
  • Conflict Management Guidelines
  • When Teams Report to Peers: What to Do?

Planning & Scheduling

  • When to Use a Project Plan
  • Project Plan Templates: These Will Save Your Day!
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Managing by Milestones
  • Resource Skills Inventory List
  • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  • Identifying Project Risks
  • Follow Up: What to Do After the Course


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