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
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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We provide computers to use during class. This course is available on PC only.
Corporate training available
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 SyllabusDownload PDF Outline
Theories and Methods
- Understand project management methodologies and tools
- Defining the details of a project charter
- Creating a business case
- 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
- Lead the team
- Maintain schedule
- Track the budget
- Evaluate quality
- Report progress and manage stakeholders
- Monitor ongoing project tasks including risks, schedule, budget, work quality and resources
- Finish project and transfer deliverables; lessons learned