Introduction to Project Management Training

Level: Foundation
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This project management training provides you with the fundamental knowledge and skills 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. 

Introduction to Project Management Training

Key Features of this Project Management Training:

  • Choose from blended on-demand and instructor-led learning options
  • Exclusive LinkedIn group membership for peer and SME community support

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply best practices to plan a project using a proven five-step process
  • Estimate and schedule task work, duration, and costs
  • Implement risk management techniques and mitigation strategies
  • Lead a project team and monitor project progress

Certifications/Credits:

PMI 23 PDU

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  • Interactive video lessons, learning assessments, and games
  • Earn 35 self-study PMI PDUs
  • Instructor email support and student discussion board
  • Practice exams
  • 1-day instructor-led review sessions
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  • 4 days of instructor-led training — View Schedule
  • Earn 23 PMI PDUs
  • Tuition can be paid later by invoice -OR- at the time of checkout by credit card
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching included
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  • Interactive video lessons, learning assessments, and games
  • Instructor email support and student discussion board
  • Practice exams
  • 4-day instructor-led course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
  • 1-day instructor-led review sessions
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Project Management Blended Learning Information

  • Blended Learning Description

    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 (4621). 

  • Project Management Learning Path

    This training is part of Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path. Chart your course to success today! View Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path ›

     

Project Management Blended Learning Outline

  • Introduction

    • Building a project navigation system
    • Defining the project management process
    • Identifying key documents, deliverables and approvals
    • Negotiating realistic constraints for project success
    • Applying project management standards
  • Launching Your Project

    Building an appropriate governance structure

    • Ensuring project sponsorship and business ownership
    • Gaining the support of subject matter experts
    • Clarifying the role of other managers and third parties

    Defining the project

    • Validating business drivers and goals
    • Determining project objectives and deliverables
    • Tracking and managing project issues

    Authorizing the project

    • Writing the project business case
    • Developing the project charter
    • Securing project approval
  • The Five-Step Planning Process

    Identifying and estimating the work

    • Working with project stakeholders
    • Defining scope with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Driving the plan down to manageable tasks
    • Building high-confidence estimates
    • Leveraging three-point estimating to refine accuracy

    Scheduling and budgeting the work

    • Converting the WBS to precedence networks
    • Determining the critical path tasks
    • Calculating project duration
    • Building and analyzing Gantt charts
    • Using float effectively in the schedule

    Building and leading the project team

    • Identifying and securing project resources
    • Optimizing the use of project resources
    • Preparing and agreeing on task contracts
    • Developing and motivating the project team
    • Managing virtual and matrix teams

    Managing project risks

    • Identifying project risks and assumptions
    • Creating a Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
    • Assessing risk probabilities and impacts
    • Planning appropriate responses and actions
    • Using a Risk Register and Risk Distribution Graph

    Baselining the project plan

    • Developing the project change control plan
    • Validating essential supporting processes
    • Conducting the project health check
    • Creating the project baseline
    • Securing authorization to run the project
  • Running the Project

    Employing the four-step project control cycle

    • Avoiding the common causes of project failure
    • Building a real-time feedback loop
    • Managing stakeholder expectations

    Tracking and monitoring task performance

    • Clarifying key metrics and data collection methods
    • Utilizing the two kinds of monitoring
    • Avoiding the 90%-complete trap

    Analyzing progress against the baseline

    • Tracking planned vs. actual task performance
    • Projecting the impact of variation to the baseline
    • Performing root cause analysis

    Correcting the project plan

    • Implementing, correcting and optimizing strategies
    • Fast-tracking the project schedule
    • Crashing the critical path tasks

    Reporting project status

    • Communicating status to stakeholders
    • Creating milestone reports
    • Using project scorecards and dashboards
  • Successful Project Closure

    • Conducting a post-project review
    • Brainstorming lessons learned
    • Closing out the project
    • Celebrating your project success

Project Management Blended Learning FAQs

  • What background do I need?

    No specific experience is required.

  • 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 my course materials if I choose this method?

    Once payment is received, you will receive an email from Learning Tree 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.

In Class & Live, Online Training

Project Management Instructor-Led Course Information

  • Project Manager Training Course Description

    This introduction to project management training course includes 23 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world project management expert instructor. Through a media-enhanced, simulated case study, you learn project management skills needed to successfully plan, manage and deliver projects using best practices in a 5-step process. At the end of the course, you have access to templates and checklists for use back at the workplace.

  • Industry Credits & Certification

    This project management skills training course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

  • Project Management Learning Path

    This course is part of Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path. Chart your course to success today! View Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path ›

     

Project Management Instructor-Led Course Outline

  • Introduction

    • Building a project navigation system
    • Defining the project management process
    • Identifying key documents, deliverables and approvals
    • Negotiating realistic constraints for project success
    • Applying project management standards
  • Launching Your Project

    Building an appropriate governance structure

    • Ensuring project sponsorship and business ownership
    • Gaining the support of subject matter experts
    • Clarifying the role of other managers and third parties

    Defining the project

    • Validating business drivers and goals
    • Determining project objectives and deliverables
    • Tracking and managing project issues

    Authorizing the project

    • Writing the project business case
    • Developing the project charter
    • Securing project approval
  • The Five-Step Planning Process

    Identifying and estimating the work

    • Working with project stakeholders
    • Defining scope with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Driving the plan down to manageable tasks
    • Building high-confidence estimates
    • Leveraging three-point estimating to refine accuracy

    Scheduling and budgeting the work

    • Converting the WBS to precedence networks
    • Determining the critical path tasks
    • Calculating project duration
    • Building and analyzing Gantt charts
    • Using float effectively in the schedule

    Building and leading the project team

    • Identifying and securing project resources
    • Optimizing the use of project resources
    • Preparing and agreeing on task contracts
    • Developing and motivating the project team
    • Managing virtual and matrix teams

    Managing project risks

    • Identifying project risks and assumptions
    • Creating a Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
    • Assessing risk probabilities and impacts
    • Planning appropriate responses and actions
    • Using a Risk Register and Risk Distribution Graph

    Baselining the project plan

    • Developing the project change control plan
    • Validating essential supporting processes
    • Conducting the project health check
    • Creating the project baseline
    • Securing authorization to run the project
  • Running the Project

    Employing the four-step project control cycle

    • Avoiding the common causes of project failure
    • Building a real-time feedback loop
    • Managing stakeholder expectations

    Tracking and monitoring task performance

    • Clarifying key metrics and data collection methods
    • Utilizing the two kinds of monitoring
    • Avoiding the 90%-complete trap

    Analyzing progress against the baseline

    • Tracking planned vs. actual task performance
    • Projecting the impact of variation to the baseline
    • Performing root cause analysis

    Correcting the project plan

    • Implementing, correcting and optimizing strategies
    • Fast-tracking the project schedule
    • Crashing the critical path tasks

    Reporting project status

    • Communicating status to stakeholders
    • Creating milestone reports
    • Using project scorecards and dashboards
  • Successful Project Closure

    • Conducting a post-project review
    • Brainstorming lessons learned
    • Closing out the project
    • Celebrating your project success

Introduction to Project Management FAQs

  • 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. Learning Tree offers training on a variety of popular project management certifications.

    View Project Management Certification Training ›

  • What are 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. The current average salary for a project manager in the United States is over $80,000 per year.

  • How do I receive my PMI PDU credits?

    Follow the directions on our PMI PDU page for instructions on how to submit for PDU credit.

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Project Management Premium Bundle Information

  • Premium Training Bundle Description

    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 (4621). Enrolling in this bundle also grants you access to any of our multi-day Introduction to Project Management (296) course events. 

  • Industry Credits & Certification

    This project management skills training course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

  • Project Management Learning Path

    This course is part of Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path. Chart your course to success today! View Learning Tree’s Project Management Learning Path ›

     

Project Management Premium Bundle Outline

  • Introduction

    • Building a project navigation system
    • Defining the project management process
    • Identifying key documents, deliverables and approvals
    • Negotiating realistic constraints for project success
    • Applying project management standards
  • Launching Your Project

    Building an appropriate governance structure

    • Ensuring project sponsorship and business ownership
    • Gaining the support of subject matter experts
    • Clarifying the role of other managers and third parties

    Defining the project

    • Validating business drivers and goals
    • Determining project objectives and deliverables
    • Tracking and managing project issues

    Authorizing the project

    • Writing the project business case
    • Developing the project charter
    • Securing project approval
  • The Five-Step Planning Process

    Identifying and estimating the work

    • Working with project stakeholders
    • Defining scope with Work Breakdown Structures (WBS)
    • Driving the plan down to manageable tasks
    • Building high-confidence estimates
    • Leveraging three-point estimating to refine accuracy

    Scheduling and budgeting the work

    • Converting the WBS to precedence networks
    • Determining the critical path tasks
    • Calculating project duration
    • Building and analyzing Gantt charts
    • Using float effectively in the schedule

    Building and leading the project team

    • Identifying and securing project resources
    • Optimizing the use of project resources
    • Preparing and agreeing on task contracts
    • Developing and motivating the project team
    • Managing virtual and matrix teams

    Managing project risks

    • Identifying project risks and assumptions
    • Creating a Risk Breakdown Structure (RBS)
    • Assessing risk probabilities and impacts
    • Planning appropriate responses and actions
    • Using a Risk Register and Risk Distribution Graph

    Baselining the project plan

    • Developing the project change control plan
    • Validating essential supporting processes
    • Conducting the project health check
    • Creating the project baseline
    • Securing authorization to run the project
  • Running the Project

    Employing the four-step project control cycle

    • Avoiding the common causes of project failure
    • Building a real-time feedback loop
    • Managing stakeholder expectations

    Tracking and monitoring task performance

    • Clarifying key metrics and data collection methods
    • Utilizing the two kinds of monitoring
    • Avoiding the 90%-complete trap

    Analyzing progress against the baseline

    • Tracking planned vs. actual task performance
    • Projecting the impact of variation to the baseline
    • Performing root cause analysis

    Correcting the project plan

    • Implementing, correcting and optimizing strategies
    • Fast-tracking the project schedule
    • Crashing the critical path tasks

    Reporting project status

    • Communicating status to stakeholders
    • Creating milestone reports
    • Using project scorecards and dashboards
  • Successful Project Closure

    • Conducting a post-project review
    • Brainstorming lessons learned
    • Closing out the project
    • Celebrating your project success

Project Management Premium Training FAQs

  • What background do I need?

    No specific experience is required.

  • 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 my course materials if I choose this method?

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

  • How can I sign up for a review session or in Instructor-led version of the course?

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

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Project Management Training Reviews

Lauren H. - Document Control Specialist, Acceleron Pharma, Inc.

“Very informative. Answered most of the questions I came in with. The complexity level was excellent - giving an introduction to the basics without belaboring them, allowing us to move to more advanced topics.”


Anthony B. - Louisville Gas & Electric

“The course was overall great. I had no background in Project management but now I have the tools needed to guide me through a project effectively.”


Simone M. - Specialist, Orange & Rockland Utilities

“Great teaching style! Teacher made the course fun and interactive. Well done.”


Sara B. - US Geological Survey

“The course was so on point. I learned a lot! I have not attended a Learning Tree course in many years but I can still see that you all still focus on having great instructors which allow your students to learn about real life work experiences that can be applied back in the workplace.”

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