Project Management Fundamentals—Instructor-Led Virtual

In terms of learning the fundamentals, this world-class course replaces the four to eight classes most other PM training companies recommend. During the course of this 3-day class, students will learn real-world PM techniques, plus Tricks of the Trade® for dealing with issues that project managers face every day. In addition, students will share their real-world project experiences with other PMs in a variety of industries. It's time to learn to translate the International Standards for Project Management into real-world project management technologies and applications!

Project Management Fundamentals and Tricks is designed for project managers, team members, project offices and senior managers looking to acquire a firm grasp of specific steps in the project management process, or of the entire process from beginning to end. In addition, because this course teaches students how to apply International PM standards in the real world, it can be taken as additional prep for people looking to earn one of a number of Internationally-recognized project management certifications.

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At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Define and describe common project management terms.
  • Use a step-by-step process to manage projects faster while using fewer resources.
  • Avoid common pitfalls and mistakes in managing projects.
  • Apply proven techniques used by 4000 project managers around the world in dozens of industries.
  • Understand and apply the PMBOK® Guide to real-world situations.
  • Define their role in the global project management process.
  • Understanding Project Management
    • What Is Project Management?
    • The Project Management Life Cycle
  • Project Initiating
    • Tricks For Getting Started
    • Providing The Target: The Project Charter
  • Project Planning
    • Clarifying and Defining Project Objectives: The Scope Statement
    • Obtaining a Finalized Scope Of Work
    • Determining What Needs To Be Done: The Work Breakdown Structure
    • Staffing the Project With Responsibility Charts
    • The Role of Team Planning
    • How the Project Will Be Completed: Network Diagrams and Critical Path
    • The Role of the Team in Planning
    • Determining How Long It Will Take: An Overview of Estimating
    • The Role Of The Project Manager During Estimating
    • Determining How Much It Will Cost: Budgeting
    • Determining When Each Part Will Be Done: Scheduling
    • Adjusting Time and Cost: Crashing and Fast Tracking
    • Determining Areas of Potential Problems: An Overview of Risk Management
    • Gaining Buy-In
    • Preventing Common Project Problems
  • Project Executing And Controlling
    • Controlling Projects
    • Meeting Goals, Objectives and Deadlines: Scope Management
    • What Needs to Be Controlled: Project Control
    • What to Watch For During Executing
    • Rules For Effective Meetings
    • What Should Be Included in a Project Report: Reporting
    • Preventing Padding
    • Collecting Task Status
    • Percent Complete
    • Ensuring Performance
    • Improving Cooperation And Communication
    • Tricks for Change Management
    • Preventing Common Problems During Executing
  • Project Closing
    • Finishing the Project
    • Lessons Learned
    • Creating Historical Records
    • Gaining Final Acceptance

BOOK: PM Crash Course, Second Edition
by Rita Mulcahy et. al.

This compact resource guide quickly and clearly communicates project-related concepts like project charters, stakeholder management, requirements definition, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, quality management, risk management and more.

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WHITE PAPER: Tailoring Scope by Project—Why One Doesn't Fit All by Barbara A. Carkenord

This whitepaper recommends that scoping should be tailored to the type of project and product being undertaken, rather than trying to design a standard scope statement or statement of work (SOW) for all projects.

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FREE RECORDED WEBINAR: Overcoming Politics on Projects
by Rick A. Morris

This one-hour Webinar dives into the topics of gaining buy-in from upper management, accurately estimating time and cost, controlling project communication, managing within corporate culture, taking care of your team, and more.

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TEMPLATE: Free Sample Project Charter

Having trouble creating a project charter for your upcoming initiative? Use this free sample from RMC as a guideline, and complete your charter quickly and easily.

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For Corporate Pricing or to Schedule a Training Needs Assessment, Please Contact:

Ken Mulcahy • Onsite Training Specialist • (952) 846-4484

* Discounts Available for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Register for this Course

Price: $999
PDUs: 18
Time: 1st Day: 9am to 4pm CST
2nd Day: 9am to 4pm CST
3rd Day: 9am to 4pm CST

Jan. 22nd - 24th, 2018 (Register)

Feb. 20th - 22nd, 2018 (Register)

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