Project Management Basic


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Project Management Basic

Duration: 1 day 

This Project Management Basic course teaches students basic project-management techniques, including managing time and costs. Students will identify the features and attributes of a project, the steps and variables of the project management process, the effects of environmental, socioeconomic and organizational structure issues, and the responsibilities of a project manager. Course activities also cover defining the project scope, writing a project charter, developing a work breakdown structure, identifying time management components, describing schedule development, using mathematical analysis techniques, and assigning resources. Students will also learn how to estimate resource costs, create a capital budget, control the project costs, and compute a project’s estimate at completion (EAC) and variance at completion (VAC). The manual is designed for quick scanning in the classroom and filled with interactive exercises that help ensure student success.

  • Unit 1: Fundamentals of project management
    • Topic A: Projects
    • Topic B: The project management process
  • Unit 2: Characteristics of a project
    • Topic A: The project environment
    • Topic B: The project manager
    • Topic C: The project team
  • Unit 3: Project initiation and scope planning
    • Topic A: Project initiation
    • Topic B: Scope planning
  • Unit 4: Scope definition, verification, and change control
    • Topic A: Scope definition
    • Topic B: Scope verification
    • Topic C: Scope change control
  • Unit 5: Time management
    • Topic A: Activity definition and sequencing
    • Topic B: Activity duration
  • Unit 6: Schedule development and control
    • Topic A: Schedule development
    • Topic B: Schedule control
  • Unit 7: Resource identification and cost approximating
    • Topic A: Resource identification
    • Topic B: Cost approximating
  • Unit 8: Budgeting and cost control
    • Topic A: Cost budgeting
    • Topic B: Cost control