- Project Management Fundamentals
What are projects? Why do we do them? In this module, discover the art and science of project management.
- What is project management and why is it valuable?
- Project constraints
- Critical success factors
- Project lifecycles
- PM knowledge areas
- PM processes
- Project organization and roles
- Project Initiation
Defining the “what” and “why” of a project is the first step to success.
- Preliminary scope statement
- Identifying objective
- Requirements, assumptions and constraints
- Project steward: manager or leader?
- Establish project vision
- Project charter
- Project Planning
Processes and tools to mature the project scope, develop the PM plan and identify and schedule activities
- Detailed scope statement
- Work Breakdown Structure
- Network diagrams
- Critical Path Method
- Project Execution
Once the plan is established, it’s time to execute to achieve the project objectives.
- Risk identification and analysis
- Risk prevention and mitigation
- Communications management
- Stakeholder identification and assessment
- Monitoring and Control
Processes for tracking, reviewing and regulating the progress and performance of the project, including implementing changes as needed.
- Change control
- Earned Value
- Status Reporting
- Project Closing
Processes performed to finalize all activities across all Process Groups to formally close a project or phase.
- Close out activities
- Knowledge management
- Close out report
- Change Management
Projects by their very nature create change, and experience change as they progress, requiring managers that can lead and be responsive.
- Project and change integration
- Human reactions to change
- Planning organizational change
- Making change sustainable
- Simulation and Course Review
Participants will work in teams to put the knowledge and tools from the previous modules into practice on a simulated project. A course review will wrap up the two days.