Course Outline



Exploring Project Managment

  1. Defining a project
  2. Defining project management
  3. The five processes of project management
  4. Traditional vs. agile project management
  5. Exploring project management software options

Initiating a Project

  1. Initiating a project
  2. Writing a problem statement
  3. Defining project goals and objectives
  4. Choosing a strategy
  5. Differences between the balance sheet and income statement
  6. Understanding deliverables and success criteria
  7. Identifying assumptions and understanding risks
  8. Creating a scope statement
  9. Identifying stakeholders
  10. Obtaining approval
  11. Writing a project charter

Planing a Project

  1. Planning a project
  2. Understanding work breakdown structures
  3. Building a work breakdown structure
  4. Defining work packages
  5. Building a schedule
  6. Identifying resources
  7. Building a project budget
  8. Identifying risks
  9. Creating a risk management plan
  10. Setting up a communication plan
  11. Developing a quality management plan
  12. Setting up a change management plan

Building a Project Schedule

  1. Estimating
  2. Creating dependencies between tasks
  3. Understanding work, duration, and units
  4.  Using milestones
  5. Understanding the critical path
  6. Shortening a schedule
  7. Documenting a baseline

Running a Project

  1. Running a project
  2.  Executing a project
  3. Understanding team dynamics
  4. Managing team resources
  5. Gathering data
  6. Evaluating progress
  7. Understanding earned value analysis
  8. Reporting on progress
  9. Understanding financial measures
  10. Communicating effectively
  11. Running meetings effectively
  12. Getting a project back on track
  13. Managing change, risk, and quality

Closing a Project

  1. Closing a project
  2. Gaining customer acceptance
  3. Documenting lessons learned
  4. Preparing a close-out report and archiving
  5. Closing contracts and accounts and transitioning


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