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Introduction to Project Management Blended Learning

Overview

This Premium course offers both classroom training and video learning to enhance your learning experience. Please see below for full details.

This project management training provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills to successfully lead a project from beginning to end. Learn to leverage key project management concepts, implement effective project management processes, and develop leadership skills needed for successfully planning, managing, and delivering projects of any size and scope.

Key Features of this Project Management Training:

Exclusive LinkedIn group membership for peer and SME community support

What's Included

Included - Unlimited annual access to:

  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • 1-day instructor-led review sessions
  • Interactive video lessons, learning assessments, games, and practise exams
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • End-of-course exam included

This product offers access to a fully interactive Project Management Fundamentals course. At any time during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our 1-day review sessions focused specifically on Project Management Fundamentals.

More Information

Pre-requisites

No specific experience is required.

You Will Learn How To:

  • Lead a project from beginning to end
  • Setup a project for success
  • Turn a project objective into action steps
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Prepare a project plan
  • Create a project schedule
  • Identify and manage risk
  • Motivate and lead your project team
  • Execute the plan and keep it on track
  • Deliver and transition the project solution(s)
  • Close out the project and capture lessons learned

Course content

Project Management Instructor-Led Course Outline

Introduction to Project Management

  • Benefits and value of project management|
  • Communication as the key to project success
  • Defining a project Defining projects, programs and portfolio management
  • The project management process
  • The phases of project management
  • Activity: The Way Many Projects Start – Chaos (introduction to project story we will follow)

Initiating a Project

  • Defining the initiation phase
  • Linking strategic value to the project
  • Business case overview
  • Other initiating practises
  • Issue tracking
  • Assumptions
  • Defining the objective of a project
  • Creating the objective statement (the Five “W” questions)
  • Translating the statement into deliverables
  • Activity: Building an Objective Statement and Deliverables List
  • Project Charters and other initiating activities

Strategic considerations

  • Project management approach (Traditional – Waterfall, Iterative methods, Agile, Hybrid solutions)
  • Organisational structure (Sponsor, Project manager, Project team)
  • Organisational resistance to change
  • Motivating and leading the project team
  • Project constraints

Planning the Project

What a project plan is

  • The narrative planning document
  • Outline of content

Stakeholders

  • Defining stakeholders
  • How they contribute to development of project plan
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement plan
  • Stakeholder communication plan

Creating the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

  • Defining the WBS
  • How the WBS is developed
  • Activity: Build the WBS for Class Project

Creating the Project Schedule

  • Identify activities
  • Estimate activities
  • Do Now Activity: Determine Duration of Project Activities
  • Sequencing activities
  • Activity: Sequence Project Activities (create network diagram)
  • Resourcing the schedule (Identify, Allocate, Optimise)
  • Finalise schedule (Determine project duration, Understand Critical Path, Refining the project to meet objectives and constraints)

Project Risk Management

  • Define risk management
  • Risk identification
  • Analyse probability and impacts
  • Risk registers
  • Plan risk responses
  • Activity: Develop Risk Register for Class Project
  • Contingency plans
  • Early warning signs

Baseliningthe Plan

Getting ready to execute

Change control

  • Process defined
  • Scaling process to fit project

Project team guidelines

  • Status meetings
  • Schedule updates
  • Issue and risk tracking and reporting

Other considerations

  • Quality management plan
  • Project procurement plan

Getting approval to execute plan

Activity: Team Review of Completed Project Plan

Executing plan

  • Defining executing/monitoring and controlling processes
  • The management processes
  • How to monitor and control key plan elements
  • Project status reports
  • Analysing data against baseline to determine progress
  • Taking corrective action to meet project constraints
  • Activity: Review Project Status Report and Schedule

Project Closure

  • Determining if project is ready to close
  • Transfer of project deliverable(s) to operational control
  • Determining if project objectives and business value have been attained
  • Conducting lessons-learned review
  • Appropriate celebrations
  • Building project management capabilities in organisations
  • Activity: Course Review and Communication of Learnings

On-Demand Course List

  • Module 01: Introduction to PM City
  • Module 02: About Project Management Professional and the PMP Exam
  • Module 03: Projects and Project Management
  • Module 04: Project Environments and Documents
  • Module 05: PMI Application Guidance
  • Module 06: Role of Project Manager
  • Module 07: Project Integration Management
  • Module 08: Project Scope Management
  • Module 09: Project Schedule Management
  • Module 10: Three-Point Estimation for Durations Extended Explanation
  • Module 11: Relationship Types Extended Explanation
  • Module 12: Critical Path Extended Explanation
  • Module 13: Project Cost Management
  • Module 14: Earned Value Management
  • Module 15: Project Quality Management
  • Module 16: Project Risk Management
  • Module 17: Project Resource Management
  • Module 18: Project Communications Management
  • Module 19: Project Procurement Management
  • Module 20: Project Stakeholder Management

Project Management TrainingFAQs

What does a project manager do?

Project managers facilitate the execution of a project, from planning and development, managing teams and stakeholders, and managing time, scope, and budget. The project manager is responsible for the success (or failure) of the project, and success in project management is dependent on having a solid foundation in project management principles and practices.

What is a project manager certification that I could earn as a new project manager?

A good foundational certification for those just starting out in the project management field is PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification. We offer training on a variety of popular project management certifications. 

What project management skills that can help a new project manager the most?

This course introduces best-practice techniques and a project management skill set that can immediately improve your project management performance back on the job. The project manager skills needed to implement project management processes, develop leadership skills, and respond effectively to real-world project management scenarios are covered in this course.

What is a project manager salary?

The salary of a project manager can vary based on many factors, including location and experience level. Earning a project management certification can increase salary ranges. 

Is the on-demand content the same as the 3-day instructor class?

The content and concepts are very similar but the on-demand class is not a recorded version of the instructor-led class. The content has been re-imagined here to be presented in an digital, self-guided format.

What will I receive in the self-guided, interactive course?

  • 35 hours of content
  • A printable student guide
  • Interactive video lessons with personalized navigation
  • Instructor email support
  • A student discussion board where you can engage and chat with other students
  • Interactive games
  • Interactive learning assessments
  • Whiteboard drawings and explanations for deeper concepts
  • Practice exams

How will I access mycourse materials if I choose this method?

Once payment is received, you will receive an email from us with all the links and information you need to get started.

How can I sign up for a review session?

Once you are enrolled in the program, specific details and dates will be sent to you.

Exams

Earn 17 PMI PDUs

End of course exam

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