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Project Management Fundamentals covers the range of fundamental methods and techniques project managers need to effectively initiate, plan, execute, control, and close projects. Students explore approaches to developing partnerships and managing the expectations of various stakeholders, including business and technical partners, management, and team members. Hands-on workshops provide opportunities for applying tools learned in class to address challenges throughout the project life cycle, regardless of the size and nature of the project.
Throughout the course, students are invited to consider and discuss the implications of the concepts taught for their organizations and project environments. A range of learning techniques provides a safe learning environment, including lecture, facilitated discussion, group work, individual exercises, and role play. The highly interactive nature of the course exposes students to team-building strategies and gives them practical project team experience.
This course provides a structured approach to managing projects that allows for flexibility in order to earn stakeholder trust and achieve project success. Concepts, tools, and terms used are consistent with industry best practices and are aligned with the processes described in the Project Management Institute® A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). The practical application of those best practices and standards makes Project Management Fundamentals certain to enhance any project professional’s ability to positively influence project outcomes.
This course is designed for any project professional involved in projects who stands to benefit from hands-on practice of project management best practices, including project managers, business analysts, subject matter experts, business customers, managers, and team members. Those looking for robust discussion of real-world experiences, as well as application of all of the tools learned will find this three-day format particularly helpful. Although designed with project professionals new to project management in mind, experienced professionals are guaranteed to find value in confirmations and reminders of best practices.
To help assimilate the tools and techniques learned, there is a mixture of individual and group exercises throughout the course. A lively role-play and case study help reinforce concepts learned. Students will need to be prepared for a high level of participation. Each participant will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
Project Management Concepts and Framework
Managing Stakeholders Relationships
Defining project scope
Estimating and Scheduling
Managing Scope Changes
Watermark Learning constantly improves its course offerings to ensure the best training possible and to keep you abreast of the latest industry trends. As a result, this outline is subject to change.
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