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Project Management Essentials

Having a common, shared model of how a project should progress, what tools to use, how to status progress, and how to plan for problems can literally save money and time.

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This class meets two consecutive days
August 2 & 3, 2018

As a project manager you understand the need for tools to help coordinate, plan, execute and complete projects on-time and on-budget.  This program will give you hands-on experience and real-life applications for many of the widely recognized project management methods in business, including: work breakdown structure, network diagramming, critical path technique and Earned Value Management.  

Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.

Project Management Essentials is designed for business professionals faced with getting projects done on-time, within budget and to the customer’s satisfaction.  It provides interactive training that will benefit both first-time and experienced project leaders and team members. Participants will develop skills  through hands-on exercises that allow them to practice the processes to organize, define, plan, track, and manage any project successfully.

Anyone involved with projects – both experienced and new project managers and their team members will benefit greatly from this course – as will supervisors, managers, directors, bankers, health professionals, scientists, project engineers, program staffers and anyone else who works on or with projects.

The common terminology and tools from the Project Management Institute, Inc., and the PMBOK® Guide will set a course for success when every project member knows the terms, and uses the tools that progress a project to successful completion.

  • An overview of the knowledge areas and process groups in the PMBOK® Guide
  • Roles and expectations for project managers, sponsors and team members
  • How competing projects demands may require trade-offs
  • The importance of a change control process
  • How to create a project charter
  • The process for stakeholder analysis
  • How to create a work breakdown structure
  • How to create a network diagram
  • How to use the critical path technique to identify critical path and float
  • The importance of a resource assignment matrix
  • How to create and analyze a project schedule
  • How to create a time-phased budget
  • Earned Value Management terms and formulas 
  • Quality principles and tools related to project management
  • Risk identification & analysis and contingency reserves
  • Procurement processes and risks
  • Project meeting guidelines
  • Developing and managing the project team

Overview and Framework

  • What is Project Management and why do it?
  • Projects and strategic planning
  • Roles and expectations
  • Accountability
  • Project Management Institute, Inc., project management process groups & knowledge areas

 

Getting Started

  • Managing competing demands of project requirements
  • Creating a project charter
  • Stakeholder engagement

 

Managing Scope

  • Creating a work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Managing scope creep

 

Managing Schedule

  • Sequencing tasks with a network diagram
  • Estimating resources and durations
  • Critical path method (CPM)
  • Schedule development

 

Managing Cost

  • Creating a time-phased budget
  • Earned Value Management

 

Managing Quality

  • Standards/performance criteria

 

Managing Risk

  • Risk identification
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis
  • Risk response planning
  • Risk register

 

Procurement Management

  • Planning and executing
  • Impact on the competing demands

 

Project Communications

  • Project reporting
  • Meeting guidelines

 

Project Resource Management

  • Team development
  • Conflict management
  • Influence without authority

 

Integration

  • Putting it all together
  • What to put in the project plan
  • Executing, monitoring and controlling
  • Managing changes

 

Closing a Project

  • Post project review
  • Lessons learned

“Was overwhelmed with the complexity of Project Management. It was broken down into easy to understand concepts.  It will be very beneficial for me going forward, wish I had known about it years ago.  DeAnn is extremely knowledgeable and a dynamic presenter.  She makes things understandable and enjoyable. I can see benefit to repeating this course after using it for awhile. As there is a lot to absorb for those of us that have not been exposed to Project Management before.”    

Gregg L. Haas, Foley Equipment Co., Topeka, KS

 

“Program was very well thought out. Had a good balance between lecture and interactive learning. Wealth of knowledge, enjoyed that she was able to provide relevant work related experience into the session.  I also appreciate that she shared what she thought would be applicable testing materials for the PMP® certification exam.”  

Susan Martin,  HR Technology Project Manager, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Talent Triangle values:

  • PMP/PgMP: 9 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • CAPM: 9 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-ACP: 1 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-SP: 3 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-RMP: 1 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PfMP: 1 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic
  • PMI-PBA: 1 Technical  2 Leadership  1 Strategic

 

Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.  

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, PMI TALENT TRIANGLE, Talent Triangle log, and the Project Management Professional (PMP)  are a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Project Management Essentials are essential for your project teams.  Bring this topic onsite to your project teams.  It can be adjusted and done as a 2-day session, a 1-day session or even a 4-hour management high-level summary class.  Contact me at paula.seiwert@wichita.edu to explore the possibilities.

Materials in this class are based on the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017.  

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo, the PMI TALENT TRIANGLE, Talent Triangle logo, and The Project Management Professional (PMP) are  registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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