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Project Management: Skills for Success

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

296

Duration

4 Days

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Through a real-life simulation case study, this project management training course 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.

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

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
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Standard Course Hours:9:00 am – 4:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day:3:30 pm – 4:30 pm


By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Earn College Credit Units — Many Learning Tree courses are recommended for College Credits, which are accepted by over 2,000 colleges and universities, and may qualify you to receive Tuition Reimbursement.
  • Receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

Each Course Day - Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

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Earn 22 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 22 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 16 PDUs
Leadership : 3 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 3 PDUs

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“Although I had been successful at leading projects in my previous role, this project management course had me focus on skills that would help me be successful at leading the project team forward from a different perspective. The skills included putting together a good project schedule and identifying potential risks and issues.”

- C. Pennyman, Project Manager
Macy's Systems and Technology

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