Project Management Fundamentals

Course Specifications

Course length: 1.0 day(s)

 Contact Hours/PDUs: 8.0


Course Description

 Successfully managing a project requires effective planning and adherence to the industry’s best practices in every step of the process. By understanding the fundamentals of project management, you will be better prepared to initiate a project in your organization and position it for success. In this course, you will identify effective project management practices and their related processes.

 Course Objective: You will examine the elements of sound project management and apply the generally recognized practices to successfully manage projects.

Target Student:

This course is designed for individuals whose primary job is not project management, but who manage projects on an informal basis. Also, anyone who is considering a career path in project management and desiring a complete overview of the field and its generally accepted practices can take up this course.

Delivery Method:

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

 Attendees receive the following:

 – Course workbook

Performance-Based Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

 identify the key processes and requirements of project management.

–  initiate a project. 
plan for time and cost.
–  plan for project risks, communication, and change control.
–  manage a project.
–  execute the project closeout phase.

Agenda: Project Management Fundamentals

Course Content


Lesson 1: Getting Started with Project Management

  Topic 1A: Describe a Project

  Topic 1B: Describe the Project Management Life Cycle

   Topic 1C: Identify the Role of a Project Manager

Lesson 2: Initiating a Project

   Topic 2A: Determine the Scope of a Project

    Topic 2B: Identify the Skills for a Project Team

    Topic 2C: Identify the Risks to a Project
Lesson 3: Planning for Time and Cost

   Topic 3A: Create a Work Breakdown Structure

    Topic 3B: Sequence the Activities

    Topic 3C: Create a Project Schedule

    Topic 3D: Determine Project Costs

Lesson 4: Planning for Project Risks, Communication, and Change Control

   Topic 4A: Analyze the Risks to a Project

    Topic 4B: Create a Communication Plan

    Topic 4C: Plan for Change Control

 Lesson 5: Managing a Project

    Topic 5A: Begin Project Work

    Topic 5B: Execute the Project Plan

    Topic 5C: Track Project Progress

    Topic 5D: Report Performance

    Topic 5E: Implement Change Control

 Lesson 6: Executing the Project Closeout Phase

    Topic 6A: Close a Project

    Topic 6B: Create a Final Report