Intro to Project Management

Project Management Workshops in NYC

The workshop begins with a review of project management terminology so that students learn to speak the language of a project manager. Students will obtain a firm grasp of the different methods and strategies used in the field of project management. Moving deeper into project management theory, students will explore a five-stage model of project management that includes the following stages: Initiation, Planning, Execution, Monitoring, and Closing.

The initiation phase covers how to create a project charter for the project. Students will learn to identify needs, set a timeline, create a budget, and communicate with stakeholders in the planning phase. The execution phase covers identifying project range, budget, challenges, and risks. In the monitoring phase, students will explore ongoing project management tasks, and finally, the closing stage will discuss how to finish and transfer project deliverables.

Important Course Notes

This course is for entry-level project coordinators who aspire to become full-time project managers. Those with experience leading projects should consider attending our Advanced Project Management course.

The course covers project management theory and concepts and not any project management software. See our Microsoft Project courses.

This class is for students that:

  • Want an overview of project management theories and methodologies
  • Desire a career in project management
  • Need a review of project management concepts and approaches

Learn more about our project management courses and PMP certification boot camps.

Which industries will this course apply to?

The methods covered in this course will apply broadly to a variety of industries, including financial services, consumer markets, healthcare, non-profits, and technology. Please note that the course does not focus on any vertical in particular. 

Industrial (automotive, aerospace, energy, construction), and government project managers would benefit from the course although those industries require more specific training.

How is this course taught?

The class is broken into a series of mini-lectures, individual exercises, and team workshops. For example, individual exercises would consist of reading and analyzing case studies with follow-up group discussion. Team workshops include planning a project with class members with project baselines, scope, budget, and schedule. 

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$229 7 Hours PC provided 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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Oct 17 Thursday, 10am–5pm
Dec 17 Tuesday, 10am–5pm

What You’ll Achieve

  • Learn how to manage stakeholders and tasks
  • Discern scope, time, and cost
  • Master project management vocabulary
  • Discover positions, duties, and qualities of a project manager

Full Course Syllabus

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Theories and Methods

  • Understand project management methodologies and tools

Initiation Phase

  • Defining the details of a project charter
  • Creating a business case

Planning Phase

  • Identify needs
  • Develop a timeline
  • Budget costs
  • Establish a communication plan
  • S.M.A.R.T. and C.L.E.A.R. Goals
  • Identify risks and mitigate challenges

Execution Phase

  • Lead the team
  • Maintain schedule
  • Track the budget
  • Evaluate quality

Monitoring Phase

  • Report progress and manage stakeholders
  • Monitor ongoing project tasks including risks, schedule, budget, work quality and resources

Closing Phase

  • Finish project and transfer deliverables; lessons learned

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