Project Management
LevelAll levels
ContentText / video
Study time3-4 hours


In the past few decades, organizations have discovered something incredible: the principles that have been used to create enormous successes in large projects can be applied to projects of any size to create amazing success. As a result, many employees are expected to understand project management techniques and how to apply them to projects of any size.

The Project Management course will give you an overview of the entire project management process, as well as key project management tools that you can use every day. Working with project planning documents, such as needs assessments, risk management plan, and a communication plan will provide benefits throughout your organization.

Course Objectives

  • Define projects, project management, and project managers
  • Identify the five process groups and nine knowledge areas as defined by the PMI
  • Describe the triple constraint
  • Perform a project needs assessment and write goals, requirements, and deliverables
  • Create key project documents.
  • Build a project schedule by estimating time, costs, and resources
  • Understand and use the work breakdown structure
  • Create project planning documents, such as a schedule, risk management plan, and communication plan
  • Use planning tools, including the Gantt chart, network diagram, and RACI chart
  • Establish and use baselines
  • Monitor and maintain the project
  • Perform basic management tasks, including leading status meetings and ensuring all documents are complete at the end of the project


Module One: Getting Started

Course Objectives

Module Two: Key Concepts (I)

What is a Project?
What is Project Management?
What is a Project Manager?
Case Study
Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Key Concepts (II)

About the Project Management Institute (PMI)
About the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
The Five Process Groups
The Ten Knowledge Areas
The Triple Constraint
Case Study
Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Initiation (I)

Identifying Your Stakeholders
Assessing Needs and Wants
Setting a SMART Project Goal
Creating Requirements and Deliverables
Case Study
Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Initiation (II)

Creating a Statement of Work
Completing the Project Planning Worksheet
Project Planning Worksheet
Completing the Project Charter
Case Study
Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Planning (I)

Managing Expectations
Creating a Task List
Estimating Time
Estimating Resources
Estimating Costs
Case Study
Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Planning (II)

Building the Work Breakdown Structure
Creating the Schedule
Creating a Risk Management Plan
Creating a Communication Plan
Case Study
Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: Planning Tools

The Gantt Chart
The Network Diagram
Using a RACI Chart
Going the Extra Mile: Microsoft Project
Case Study
Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Executing the Project

Establishing Baselines
Monitoring Project Progress
Triple Constraint Reduction Methods
Case Study
Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Maintaining and Controlling the Project

Making the Most of Status Updates
Managing Change
Monitoring Risks
Case Study
Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Closing Out

Preparing for Closeout
Celebrating Successes
Learning from Project Challenges
Scope Verification
A Final To-Do List
Case Study
Module Eleven: Review Questions
Wrapping Up

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