Foundations of Project Management VILT


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Foundations of Project Management VILT


Foundations of Project Management VILT Course Summary

This 3-day course introduces attendees to the most effective way to manage a project. It approaches project management from the standpoint of managing a single, stand-alone project small to medium in size. The course takes attendees through the project life cycle in the same sequence they would face when managing a real project in the workplace. Topics covered include the product and project life cycles, including initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing; conforms to PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).

Subject areas addressed include the project charter, creating a WBS, Network Diagramming, finalizing the project plan, scope management, stakeholder identification, cost management, scheduling and schedule management, earned value measurement, and change control. The use of MS Project as an effective planning, scheduling and tracking tool is covered and integrated into the Project examples and Labs.


Module 1: Introduction

  • Course Objectives
  • Logistics
  • History of Project Management

Module 2: Project Management Framework

  • The Business Context
  • Understanding Mission & Visions
  • What is a Project?
  • Project & Product Life Cycle Overview
  • Current PM Environment
  • Key Project Management Deliverables
  • PMBOK PM Framework

Module 3: Initiating a Project

  • Project Charter: Project Identification & Description
  • The Project Manager and Project Sponsor
  • Assumptions & Constraints
  • Lab: Building a Project Charter

Module 4: Planning: Getting Started

  • Basic Change Control
  • The Project Glossary
  • Stakeholders
  • Managing Information Within the Project
  • The Kickoff Meeting
  • Lab

Module 5: Scope Planning & Definition

  • Mission, Vision, Scope, & Objectives
  • The Work Breakdown Structure
  • ¬†Project Deliverables
  • Completion Criteria
  • Criteria for Success
  • Lab: Developing a Work Breakdown Structure

Module 6: Project Scheduling

  • Activity Definition, Sequencing, and Constraints
  • Activity Duration Estimating
  • Critical Path, Float, and Free Float
  • Calculating Forward and Backward Paths
  • Initial Schedule Development
  • Resource Planning
  • Risk/Contingency Planning
  • Finalizing the Project Schedule
  • Lab: Developing a Project Schedule

Module 7: Resourcing and the Project Budget

  • Resource Planning
  • Resource Leveling
  • Cost Estimating Techniques
  • The Cost Budget

Module 8: Risk Management and Finalizing the Plan

  • Risk Identification
  • Risk Analysis
  • Risk Response Planning
  • The Risk Management Plan
  • Setting the Baseline

MS Project: Introduction and Set Up

  • Items Needed Before Using MS Project
  • The Most Common MS Project Pitfalls
  • Setting Up your Project

MS Project: From Setup to Saving a Baseline

  • Entering WBS Activities and Durations
  • Adding Dependencies
  • Summary Tasks, Phases and Milestones
  • Adding Resources
  • Resource Leveling
  • Saving the Project Baseline Plan

Module 9: Executing and Controlling the Project

  • Executing the Project Plan
  • Controlling Activities Associated with Project Management
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Performance/Status Reporting

Module 10: Closing the Project

  • Lessons Learned
  • Final Acceptance of Deliverables
  • Records Management
  • Formal Closeout of the Project

Final Lab

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