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Project Management Fundamentals Course

Project Management Fundamentals Course

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Project Management Fundamentals Course

1 Sessions -
2 Hours of Interactive Training

LearnKey's Project Management Fundamentals course is an associate-level course in project management. This course is designed to introduce individuals to the concepts, processes, rules, and procedures to be an effective project manager. This course is great for someone just starting out in project management or someone who might be considering a career as a project management professional.

  • An introduction to the project management life cycle
  • Understand project scope and project scheduling
  • What makes a good team!

About The Author
Dahlia Gelbaum is a graduate of University of South Florida with a Management Information Services degree. Her certifications include: Project Management Professional (PMP), Microsoft Certified Trainer, MS Project certification / Project Server certification and CTT+ (Certified Technical Trainer) / Crystal Reports. She has been working in the software development field for 13 years and has been training for over 10 years. Dahlia enjoys working with students and sharing all the excitement she feels about technology. Today computer-based technology plays a vital role in the day-to-day operations of business. Through training technical and project management courses she gets the pleasure of utilizing her knowledge and experience. Dahlia absolutely adores what she does and hopes to encourage many students to follow their professional dreams.

Session 1

Section A: Getting Started with Project Management

  • Overview
  • Backstage
  • Operational Tasks/Projects
  • Creating Projects
  • Project Deliverables
  • Project Management
  • Project Management Skills
  • Becoming a Successful Project Manager
  • Programs vs. Projects
  • Program Management
  • Portfolio/Program
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Stakeholders
  • The Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Office Group
  • Organization Structure

Section B: Understanding Project Scope

  • Scope Statement
  • The Constraints Triangle
  • Project Assumptions
  • Project Objectives
  • Scope Definition Process
  • Creating an Effective Scope Statement

Section C: Understanding the Project Schedule

  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • Decomposition
  • Creating a WBS
  • Activities
  • Activity Sequencing
  • Dependencies
  • WBS in Microsoft Project 2010
  • WBS Network Diagram View
  • Schedule Additions
  • Lead
  • Lag
  • Resource and Cost Estimates
  • Determining Project Costs
  • Critical Path/Float
  • Creating a Project Schedule
  • WBS Continued

Section D: Team Management

  • Human Resources
  • Project Team
  • Team Acquisition Process
  • Team Building and Incentives
  • Team Members

Section E: Communicating with Others

  • Communication
  • Communication Plan
  • Information Distribution
  • Communication Tools
  • Creating a Communication Plan

Section F: Risk Analysis

  • Risk
  • Risk Over Time
  • Identifying Risks to a Project
  • Guidelines to Identifying Risks
  • Analyzing Risks to a Project
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis
  • Risk Response Plan

Section G: Project Execution

  • Executing a Project
  • Kick-Off Meetings
  • Begin Project Work
  • The Product Execution Process
  • Quality Assurance
  • Change Request
  • Executing the Project Plan
  • Variance Management
  • Tracking Project Progress
  • Evaluating Team Members
  • Performance Reporting

Section H: Closing a Project

  • Closeout Items
  • Close the Project
  • Steps to Closing a Project
  • Final Report