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Project Management Fundamentals


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Professional Credits

IIBA (CDU)

ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.

NASBA (CPE)

NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements.

PMI (PDU)

Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

This course offers:
    14.00 PMP/PgMP Technical PDUs
    3.00 PMI Strategic PDUs
    4.00 PMI Leadership PDUs

21
PMI PDUs
Certification
Overview

In this comprehensive course, you will learn the fundamentals of project management: how to initiate, plan, and execute a project that meets objectives and satisfies stakeholders.Aligned with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, 2013, this course provides a step-by-step guide to planning and executing a project. Working through case studies with real-world scenarios, you will interact with fellow students to learn and apply the methodologies and good practices of formal project management.

You will discover the approaches and techniques that make project managers successful, covering topics such as:

  • Analyzing stakeholders
  • Defining expectations
  • Defining project deliverables
  • Analyzing scope
  • Developing schedule
  • Mitigating risk
  • Contingency planning
  • Establishing and applying effective change controls
  • Performance reporting
  • Communicating status to project stakeholders

During class, project management theory will be interspersed with practical, hands-on workshops. Seventy percent of class time is dedicated to experience-based skills development. In the remaining class time, you will learn about methodologies and put practical skills into context. PMP and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

You will Learn How to:

Manage a project through each stage of the project management life cycle
Document the needs and priorities of key stakeholders
Develop an execution strategy that will fulfill stakeholders' expectations
Develop a project plan that balances scope, time, cost, and risk
Assess project complexity and analyze scope to a suitable degree of granularity
Establish project controls to ensure a successful outcome
Report status and performance efficiently and effectively
Collect lessons learned and create a project archive that contributes to an organization's experience base
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Washington , District of Columbia

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Washington, DC 20001
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Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Los Angeles , California

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Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 27, 2017 – Dec 29, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 27, 2017 – Dec 29, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Chicago , Illinois

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Jan 15, 2018 – Jan 17, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Atlanta , Georgia

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Jan 22, 2018 – Jan 24, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 22, 2018 – Jan 24, 2018    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 29, 2018 – Jan 31, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Houston , Texas

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Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 7, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Dallas , Texas

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Feb 19, 2018 – Feb 21, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm San Jose , California

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Feb 21, 2018 – Feb 23, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Course Outline

1. Foundations
a. Formal vs. informal project management
b. Project Management Institute (PMI)® framework
c. Project management life cycle

2. Initiating
a. Role of the project manager
b. Project charter
c. Stakeholder identification and assessment
d. Progressive elaboration

3. Planning
a. Planning around project constraints
b. SMART objectives
c. Converting objectives into requirements
d. Decomposition of requirements into a work breakdown structure
e. Developing a work breakdown structure dictionary
f. Principles of estimating time and cost
g. Analyzing work and estimating duration of work packages
h. Determining sequence of work packages
i. Network diagramming and critical path analysis
j. Budgeting resources and cost control
k. Ensuring that all management responsibility areas are included in the project plan
l. Analyzing risks for probability and impact
m. Mitigating and planning risk contingencies
n. Preparing baselines for scope, time, and cost
o. Obtaining stakeholder sign-off

4. Executing, Monitoring, and Controlling
a. Team-building principles and priorities
b. Status and performance reporting
c. Management by exception
d. Keeping stakeholders informed and involved
e. Steering performance back to the baseline
f. Integrated change controls

5. Closing
a. Transitioning the product or service
b. Capturing lessons learned for the organization
c. Final report to stakeholders

Exercises:

a. Formal vs. Informal Project Management
b. Analyze Stakeholders
c. Convert Vague Objectives into SMART Objectives
d. Create a Work Breakdown Structure
e. Estimate Effort and Duration for Work Packages
f. Perform Network Diagramming and Determine Critical Path
g. Estimate Resource Costs for Work Packages
h. Analyze and Plan for Risk
i. Manage Project Change
j. Review Lessons Learned

Who should attend

Anyone who is involved in, or affected by, projects or change management within an organization, including project managers, IT project managers, project coordinators, team leaders, product managers, program managers, project team members, subject matter experts, analysts, stakeholders, and senior managers who want to get more out of their project teams

Anyone in a leadership role who will benefit from an introduction to the art and science of project management

You should not take this course if you have taken IT Project Management or Applied Project Management. The subjects covered are the same.

Bonus Materials

With the purchase of this course, you have access to over 110 electronic templates that can be customized to help you apply the best practices that you’ve learned within your organization.  You can quickly and easily download all the templates by clicking here.

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